Monday, April 9, 2018

Down Home Maine to Present "Canoeing with the Cree"

Quaking bogs, black spruce, woodland caribou, northern lights – welcome to the land of the Cree!

Join Registered Master Maine guide Polly Mahoney of Mahoosuc Guide Service in North Newry as she shares her experiences working with and traveling by canoe with the Cree of northern Quebec. For 28 years Polly and her partner, Kevin Slater, have been paddling on the remote lakes and rivers around the Cree villages of Ouje-Bougoumou and Misstassini. She will share her adventures and knowledge of what she has learned from the Cree about “bush medicine,” setting fishnets, making smoking racks to smoke freshly caught fish, carving Cree paddles with wood from the local boreal forest. This show will be a mix of personal experience, shared knowledge and beautiful images of pristine wild country.

This presentation will be the first in Western Mountains Senior College's 2018 Down Home Maine series. It will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 24, in Alumni Auditorium in Gould Academy's McLaughlin Science Center. Down Home Maine presentations are free and open to the public.


Polly Mahoney and friend in birch bark canoe.


Wigwam and long house.