In February 2021, the world was introduced to Mutehekau Shipu — also known as the Magpie River — when the people of Ekuanitshit, Que. and the regional municipality made a joint declaration granting the river legal personhood and rights.
Alex Boutilier reveals all you need to know about winter-surfing on the Great Lakes.
“You definitely learn about yourself when you surf here and it teaches you a lot about respecting the lakes.”
-Alex Boutilier, Surf The Greats
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Swim Drink Fish acknowledge that our work in Biinaagami takes place on the unceded territories of more than 200 First Nations and Tribes, the Original Peoples who have been in relationship with, and the guardians of, the lands and waters of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed since time immemorial.