The St. Lawrence River, which the Mohawks call Kaniatarowanenneh or the “big waterway,”, has a rich heritage of aboriginal life and habitation that includes fishing and traveling on the River that dates back nearly 10,000 years. Norman Peters has been tasked to share his knowledge and expertise with a entirely new generation of Mohawks who grew up disconnected from the river. Norman came aboard Lawrence’s Ranger Fisherman for a day of story telling and fishing. Learn what happened that caused this break with the River and what is being done to reconnect young people as Norman and Lawrence enjoy a day of fishing.
Turns out Mohawk fishers shared in common with non-native fishers the challenge of learning to use prudently modern fish harvesting technologies. Following sound advice from scientists and practicing traditional harvesting techniques is a lesson we can all learn from, and Lawrence does just that as he catches his personal best Smallmouth Bass.