Culture keeper Jenna McGuire on the Historic Saugeen Métis

41m | Jan 11, 2022

In the first episode of Postcards from Huron County, podcast host Mandy Sinclair chats with Jenna McGuire, a culture keeper from the Historic Saugeen Métis community, about life prior to settler contact.

Jenna tells of community members growing gardens, corn and even certain medicinal plants on the shores of Lake Huron in what settlers know as Goderich, and her family’s long marine history. She tells listeners about trade routes and goods produced in the area and traded on the Great Lakes.

And Jenna shares personal stories of her Aunt Annie and traditional architectural styles.

Favourite quote of the episode: “I remember the voyageurs coming down the peninsula in their canoes laden with furs. And she said, ‘I could hear them singing before I saw them.’”

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Postcards from Huron County is made possible with funding from the Huron Heritage Fund and Community Futures Huron Community Projects Initiative the support of Clint Mackie, Andrew Bouck, Nick Vinnicombe, and Mark Hussey at Faux Pop Media.

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