Thursday, January 26, 2012

At the Straits

Had a great time at LaSalle this week! Miigwech/thanks to Mr. Brines and the students in his Health classes! :)

The Straits area is truly an awesome place with its great bodies of waters merging (some of the largest in the world!), Mackinac Island (Great Turtle Island) a sacred place, cedar (giizhik) trees over 1000 years old - wow. Long settled by the Anishinaabeg, St. Ignace is also one of the oldest European settlements on the continent. Here, we're not only at the heart of Turtle Island, we're at the core-center of the heart of Turtle Island. There's no other place on Earth like these lakes and these Mackinac Straits.