Conservation and Trapping Science

Trapping and hide tanning are vital to society
Sep 16, 2022 07:39 ET

Jean Marshall is an Anishinaabe hide tanner and receives hides for her tanning business from trappers like John Kaplanis, an avid local trapper and fur trader. She says the whole trapping practice from harvesting the animal, utilizing its fur and consuming the meat is a tradition that is vital to the livelihood, wellness and most importantly, healing of Indigenous people — but it is at risk of vanishing.

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