Posted: Oct 30, 2022
“The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in 2021 marked the beginning of a grey seal hunting project and a deep friendship between Yoanis Menge and Ruben Komangapik.
Last week marked the start of hunting for the second year of the initiative, with Komangapik and Menge harvesting seal meat from the Magdalen Islands for local organizations to distribute to urban Inuit in Ottawa.
Part of the goal of this initiative is to get rid of some stereotypes about hunting and to reconcile with different traditional ways of hunting, says Komangapik.
Menage says it’s “beautiful” to see what has come out of this project — helping reconnect Inuit with traditional foods and providing learning opportunities.”
Original Article: Inuit in Ottawa gain access to fresh seal meat thanks to 2 hunters in Quebec