Dean Sayers is the Chief of Batchewana First Nation. Their traditional lands run along the Eastern shore of Lake Superior from Batchewana Bay to Whitefish Island at Bawaating (Sault Ste. Marie). Chief Sayers grew up in Batchewana village where he worked with his father and brother in the First Nation’s commercial fishing industry.
This conversation covers Chief Sayers on his experiences as he travels the world, his appreciation for Gord Downie on our path to truth and reconciliation, the Indigenous world view on natural resources and education, the awesomeness of maple syrup, the teachings of woodland artist Tom Tom Sinclair, and much, much more.