Dawson students build community through traditional moose butchering event


Dawson College students had the opportunity to help butcher three moose after Cree student Angela Ottereyes organized a traditional event to bring her culture to the campus. While autumn is moose hunting season in Northern Quebec, it is difficult for those who are pursuing postsecondary education and studying for midterms to return to their home territory to hunt moose. Cree students and non-Indigenous students worked together to butcher and process the moose. “[I]t brought me a little bit back home,” said Tristan Beauregard, a Cree student who helped clean the moose. The First Peoples’ Centre will use half of the meat for traditional cooking activities, and the skulls will be donated to Dawson’s biology department.