Northern Trappers Gather for Annual Meeting

Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 15:55



Trappers from all corners of the North have begun to filter into Prince Albert for the start of their annual conference later tonight.


A number of issues and concerns are expected to be tabled over the next few days — including the contentious issue of trap modifications, which were imposed on trappers a few years ago.


The president of the Northern Saskatchewan Trappers Association, Ivan Morin, says another issue facing the industry is the lack of involvement by the region’s youth.


Morin says a partnership agreement with the Northern Lights School Division is being discussed as one way to try to increase interest in the fur trade.


Morin says the proposed agreement with Northern Lights would see a curriculum implemented in schools throughout the North, so that all students would be learning the same things.


The conference is being held at the Prince Albert Indian Metis Friendship Centre and will wrap up on Saturday.