Hunter the Trapper is a Métis owned and operated small business located in Southern Georgian Bay, Ontario. Specializing in Herbal Medicine, Antler Jewelry and Deer hides.
Hunter Cascag is a Non-Binary - Trans person, which has shaped their relationships to the traditional skills they are committed to as lifework. Hunter has been learning about hunting and trapping practices from the men in their family for nearly a decade. Learning experientially, and rooted in their family's oral histories and relationships to land. Within the past few years, Hunter became successful in harvesting animals themselves. Their lifework is driven by their desire to preserve fractured cultural knowledge that remains within their father's family. Hunter is a person of mixed ancestry and holds french settler and metis-anishinaabe (wiisaakode) heritage (on their father's side), and scottish and british settler heritage (on their mother's side). Their father is from Honey Harbour, a community located within the heart of “Muskoka”- Southern Georgian Bay - Manidoo Gami'ing - a part of Lake Huron .
Since 2015 Hunter has been learning the foundations of traditional hide tanning alongside other indigenous hide tanners. Hunter is a co-coordinator and co-facilitator with a hide tanning initiative, with their partner Biizii, called Niizh Manidook Hide Tanning Camp - a Two-Spirit Hide Camp based in Southern Ontario.
By trade, Hunter is a grower, a plant medicine practitioner, a deer hide tanner, an artist and a singer.
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