Welcome to Whitemouth!
A Resident's Story -New
family moved to Whitemouth area about 3.5 years ago. We moved here with the intention to
fulfill our dreams of a self-sustainable life on a rural property. We wanted to
be located near the Whiteshell and other parks, but still close enough to
Winnipeg to visit family and friends. This area is so rich with natural
beauty + resources: forests, lakes + rivers, wildlife. There is so much to see
and do, I haven’t had a day of boredom since I’ve moved here. Our rural
lifestyle of caring for animals, gardening, heating our home with wood – is
very healthy and fulfilling. There is much support for the arts as well and I’m
finding tons of creative opportunities for work in the region.
A Resident's Story
I have had always visited Bannock Point and Tie Creek for nearly 20 years, conducting and participating in ceremonies for and with women in these areas which are sacred sites. I am no stranger to the area.
I had the intention of moving here for the past 10 years, I just needed to find the right time and opportunity to move to this town.
Our Anishinabe/Ojibway Creation Story begins here at the Sacred Sites, Bannock Point and Tie Creek, we call this area Manitou Ahbee (where the spirit sits).
For nearly 20 years, I come to learn more about the area and it's huge significance. This significance includes remains of Super Ancient Ancestors that have been found throughout the Whiteshell, some we have already repatriated with the support of Historical Resources.
Some Ancestor remain's are carbon dated as being as ancient as 2,000 to 10,000 years old.
The Anishinabe/Ojibway Elders from Ontario carry the ancient sacred scrolls which are carbon dated to be as ancient as 10,000 years old give detailed information of our Creation Story, as well as the accurate meanings of the stone formations (petroforms) in Bannock Point and Tie Creek.
I am Indigenous/Anishinabe/Ojibway however I am not from any First Nation (reserve) community and nor have I ever lived in a First Nation community. I grew up in Portage La Prairie and Winnipeg, and lived throughout Canada and United States.
Simply this vast area of the Whiteshell is Holy Land to the Anishinabe people.
This is my home base on this Sacred/Holy Land, and this is why I live in the town of Seven Sisters Falls.
I have only come home.