Rama First Nation: Duo canoeing along ancestors' fur trade route

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Retracing the historical fur-trading route of their ancestors, two Rama First Nation men will embark on the most "meaningful" canoe trip of their lives.

Keesic Douglas, 36, and Kory Snache, 26, will be leaving from the Atherley Narrows on May 28 to follow the watery path of their ancestors, which hasn't been travelled as a fur trade route since the late 1800s.

"It's the most meaningful trip that I've ever done because there's so much history in it and our families used to travel it," Snache said. "This trip used to mean life or death."

The journey is expected to take three days, ending at the Hudson's Bay Company's flagship store in Toronto.

Douglas will be attempting to trade a vintage Hudson's Bay blanket for his great-grandfather's beaver pelts....

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