A Powerful Place: Naturalization through Trapping as Masculine Knowledge

Settlers, like myself, cannot become Indigenous to place. But we can, as Robin Wall Kimmerer says, “strive to become naturalized to place….” Becoming naturalized to the land of the Anishinaabeg and Cree is an ongoing process for me, something I work toward with my family. That weekend in Moose Factory, Charlie helped my sons, my wife, and myself along in the process of naturalizing ourselves to this land.