Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

Diverse Relations of People, Oil, and Place (2007-2009)

KATHRYN

Kathryn

Professional In Education, Resident for More than a Decade, Grew Up In The Region, Aboriginal, 40s

“And the Snye comes down around Mac Island and then out this way but the Snye is where when we come in from Fort Chip and this is where you know we would launch at the Snye when the water was good. So like, you know, we did quite a bit of travelling on the river because we just couldn’t afford to fly everybody in a plane, and plus you are coming in for groceries and so you load up on groceries right?. . . It used to be sort of, people would come in by boat from Fort Chip and so you would like see other people there loading up. . . I find a lot of local people do kind of gravitate down to there. I don’t know what that is – having that longing for, you know, the way it was. Who knows, I don’t know what it is. You will see them and they will go park down there and they’ll you know go out and throw rocks in the river or whatever. . . I guess my ancestors, that’s what carried them back and forth right? My grandfather would work up the Athabasca River in the spring and he worked on those river boats.”

“So when you ask, where’s home, it could be in the city a little bit, it’s like Fort Chip, it’s Fort McMurray I guess.”

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