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Ancestral Engineering

Ancestral Engineering - teepee at Four Directions

While Indigenous kids these days listen to A Tribe Called Red and play video games whether they live in Iqaluit, Montreal, or Vancouver, in the past we all lived quite differently depending on where we were from. Some peoples lived in traveling communities which practiced hunting and gathering while others lived in villages and practiced farming; still others did both. No matter how we lived, Indigenous peoples developed ways and means to survive in harsh climates for thousands of years. We solved problems related to transport, shelter, health, communications and other things in unique and innovative ways. At Aboriginal Access to Engineering, we like to refer to these innovations as Ancestral Engineering.

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