Syrup season is upon us: virtually visit a sugar bush this March

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The Mary Murray Culture Camp has just announced through the month of March they will be bringing Ishkiigaamizigan (Sugar Bush) events and activities virtually to the community.

Some of the activities include a virtual sugar bush tour where school classes are welcome and encouraged to take part in.  As well as coffee with an elder/community leader from the local community, maple sap boiling in the sugar bush will be live on Facebook throughout the month. Virtual maple syrup filtering and bottling will be demonstrated, as well as maple sugar and candy making workshops.

The Mary Murray Culture Camp was the vision of a tribal elder, the late Mary Murray. Murray saw the need for “a place where little brown faces can learn about who they are as Indian children, and where they can learn about their culture to become proud of their Native heritage.”

In 1975, she donated 40 acres on Sugar Island where the camp sits to be used to provide a place to maintain and preserve the Tribe’s traditional way of life.

Participate in this traditional practice virtually by checking their Facebook page for updates on these events.