The Cree

CANADA - January, 2018 About twenty-five years ago, Canadian logging companies purchased the rights to extract wood in the traditional hunting grounds of the indigenous Cree. This was mostly done by clear-cutting: the uniform felling of all the trees in a forest. Ultimately 90 per cent of the forest disappeared in this way. All that remained was a cleared area, surrounded by an intricate road network for transporting all those trees. Just three of the 52 traplines are untouched. One of these belongs to Don Saganash, who said no to the logging companies.