The Resource Protection department is proud to announce the release of “People of the Moose River Basin”, a history of the people who have called this area home.
How to get a copy
Pick ups are unavailable at this time due to the active COVID-19 cases in Moose Factory. Pick ups can resume at the Resource Protection office at the E.P.R. Centre once all cases are resolved.
Please email all book requests to
MCFN will cover shipping costs to out-of-town members. Limit one book per member to allow the book to be more widely distributed. In the future, additional quantities of the book can be ordered as we receive additional copies.
For the public at large, ordering information and will announced at a future date.
Members living in Kapuskasing can contact Ernie Lafontaine to obtain a copy of this book. Call 705-367-6254 or .
About the book
People of the Moose River Basin is a people’s history written by over 40 of the people who have called it home. Its purpose is for them to pass of stories to the younger people.
They have lived during a period when major, healthy rivers had been dammed and polluted for hydro power; forests had been harvested for The New York Times newsprint; and mines had been built for extracting wealth from underground.During this time, the old fur-trading posts became towns that are homes for the younger people, where for the Elders, home was the bush. So much has changed, and now it is not only Ililiwak (Cree) and Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) people living here.
We invite the new generations to learn how things like schools, their towns, and their daily activities got this way. And we invite them to plan for generations to come.