BCMANR 20th Anniversary – Leonard Laboucan

This week we will be honouring Region 2 Captain, Leonard Laboucan! Leonard grew up in Northern Alberta in a log cabin with his grandparents, Hunting and gathering with grandparents and uncles, has always being a way of life for him. He started off with small game – trapping for muskrats and beaver. Leonard grew up around firearms in the military and is a Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) Instructor. Leonard has also taken his Archery Instructors’ training. He has a passion for advocating for fishing rights and has shared his knowledge with many youth during forums and workshops. Leonard has supported MNBC on many projects in the past. We appreciate his dedication and passion for the Nation and the environment! Marsii Leonard!

Check out Leonard’s interview below: 

What’s your favorite thing about being a captain?  Advocating for our Nation on our fishing rights, leading to the Daniel’s case.

What does stewardship mean to you? We have to be part of a global management plan with Natural Resources, for our children and their children. Nature has a way to rebel, we have to watch our earth and have respect for it. Not just for Metis and First Nations, for all people to work together for Mother Earth. 

What made you want to become a Captain? There was a need, I have been involved for over 35 years with the movement and I like helping out people. 

What are three things you would take with you on a deserted island?  Knife, something to light a fire, and fishing supplies.