Native men to make canoe trip along historic trading route
Two men from the Rama First Nation of Ontario will make canoe trip along a historic Native trading route.

Keesic Douglas, 36, and Kory Snache, 26, will leave the reserve on May 28. Their final destination is Toronto, where they will attempt to trade a Hudson's Bay Company blanket for Douglas's great-grandfather's beaver pelts.

"We're going to ask, not in a demanding way, but in a nice polite way," Douglas told The Barrier Examiner.

The route hasn't been used since the late 1800s. Much of the route has been developed.

The men expect the trip to take three days.

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