Barten’s Cree culture camp trip featured in CBC news story

Each year during March break for the last decade, Paul Barten, Environmental Conservation, has brought students to a Cree Culture camp in Quebec run by the Bosum family as part of a course he created called “Cree Culture, Natural Resources and Sustainability.” Before the visit to Nuuhchimi Wiinuu, the students study pre-European contact, the fur trade and the first portion of the James Bay Hydroelectric project. After the visit, they focus on more contemporary issues faced by the Cree, including their successful resistance to the Great Whale River Hydroelectric project proposed by the Quebec government in the late 1980s, as the second phase of hydro development in Cree territory. The trip is featured in a recent story by the CBC. Read more.