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Turtle Island

Keya Makoce

Episode 7 Synopsis

Rudy and Jacob join Jen as she re-connects with her family and Chief Isadore Day at the Serpent River pow wow, Ontario. The team then heads to Sheguiandah on Manitoulin Island to explore one of the oldest quartzite quarries in North America. As Jen and Jacob learn the art of flint napping, Rudy is excited to see a powerful Laser Ablation machine in action at Laurentian U.

Owanyanka pi Osakowin – Iyohpiya Iwohdaka pi

Serpent River, Ontario hed wacipi.  Rudy, Jacob kci Jen icage hed wayakapi.  Jen he tiwahe kci titokanpi.  Nakun Chief Isadore Day kci wohdakapi.  Iyohpiya, Sheguiandah, Manitoulin Island hed inyan wayakpapa ode iwanyakapi.  Jen, Jacob kci, inyan paskusku unspeic’ic’iyapi.  Rudy is Mazakoka wanji petijanjan ikoyake iyopte wayake kte, Laurentian Wayawatipi hed.

I attribute these traditional gatherings as a way to give our young people a sense of pride.

Deced wanbdake. Oyate kin wocekiye icun pi kin han, teca pi kin hena tehinda pi kte.

Chief Isadore Day
Anishnaabe Chief, Serpent River Nation


Dr. Pat Julig
Professor, Laurentian University, Department of Archaeology

Pat Julig has worked with First Nations communities across northern Ontario on Cultural Heritage Research and archaeology from Thunder Bay to Fort Albany, with a focus around Georgian Bay and Manitoulin Island.


Woiyukcan Wicasta Pat Julig
Wayawa Wicakiya, Laurentian Wayawa Tipi, Makoce Owaunspe Itancan Otipi

Pat Julig he Ikce wicasta pi kin kici waecun, Ontario waziyata hed. Oninya qa wocekiye Iyukcan qa makoce owaunspe Thunder Bay akab Fort Albany ohomniya Georgian Bay qa Manitoulin Island yustan pi.


It’s cool to touch something that someone else touched 10,000 years ago.

Omaka wikcemna kiktopanuge taku maka ohna hehanya yanke kin han, he taku waste waunyakapi kte.

Mass Spectrometry

Analytic chemistry lets us peer into the atomic structure of a sample of stone. Much like Dr. Rudy’s XRF technology from Episode 1, Mass Spectrometry is a valuable tool that bombards a sample with electrons to release charged particles. A magnetic field separates, measures and plots them on a graph called a spectrum. Everyone loves to use lasers and the mad scientists on Wild Archaeology are in their element!

Taku ed wayakapi otonwe

Taku iyeyapi kin inyan kin aes takukasta omniciya iwohdaka pi qa taku cistina un. (atomic structure) He tanyan iwanyanka pi. Owanyanka pi tokaha kin XRF iwanyanka pi. Dr Rudy wowapi akan kage. Spectra he taku kin he wowapi akan owa pi qa taku owas owa pi. Peti janjan un pi kin nina iyokipi pi. Makoce owaunspe pi kin nina iyokipi pi.

Flint Knapping - The Ancient Art of Shaping Stone

Just how did early peoples make their tools and what did they use? Anyone who has explored the unique landscape of the “Canadian Shield” knows that the area around Manitoulin Island is dominated by quartz. The Sheguindah Bay Quarry site is rich in sugary quarzite that flakes well for shaping and was therefore a valuable resource.

Wahinkpe Yuksapi – Inyan Un Taku Kagapi

Ehana Ikce Wicasta pi kin tokedked wapapi kaga pi hen nakun taku un pi hen? Tuwe Ontario waziyata hetkiya omani un pi kin han (Canadian Shield) owasina inyan suta iyeya pi, secece.

This is not an easy process like I thought it would be.

Deced icunpikin han, waste sni ecami.” Owanyankapi osakowin ed etuwan pi.


Climbing Up & Back in Time

Ahana kin Wakantuya qa Kutkiya Yapi Kin

The weight of glacial ice actually pushed the ground downward, at the same time that water levels in the early Great Lakes was fluctuating. In places like Manitoulin Island, what once was at the water’s edge has now bounced back, risen up in relation to the shoreline. The top of a mountain holds the oldest secrets.

Caga tanka kin maka kin kutkiya patan iyeye. Nakun mini wana tokca. Paha tanka wan takunkun sdodye, tuweda sdodyesni hena.

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