• Voices from the Gathering PlaceSault Ste. Marie: 1622 - present day

Die Stromschnellen von St Marie (The Rapids Of St Mary), Frank Buchser, 1868

By kind permission of the Kunsthaus Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

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Chief Dean Sayers - Teachings

Dean Sayers is the Chief of Batchewana First Nation (2016). Their traditional lands run along the Eastern shore of Lake Superior from Batchewana Bay to Whitefish Island at Bawating (Sault Ste. Marie). Chief Sayers grew up in Batchewana village where he worked with his father and brother in the First Nation's commercial fishing industry.