The Moricetown Band snapshot contest winners listed below focused mostly on traditional themes like berries featured in the third-place photo by Walter Joseph.
“Our ancestors taught us to preserve food for the winter and huckleberries are one of the main berries that we harvest,” said Lucy Gagnon, executive director of the Moricetown Band. “Also, huckleberries are used in our feast hall as part of the berry dance. A bowl of berries is given to chiefs and the person closest to them will sing a song while the Chief dances with the berries held high. Harvesting of food is done in the summer for feasts that are held in the fall.”
Moricetown Band snapshot photo contest results
1st place – Ivan Naziel for gaffing photo at Moricetown Canyon
2nd place – Roger Michell for photo of grizzly bear
3rd place – Walter Joseph for photo of grandmother and granddaughter berry picking
Shannon Ridsdale – hanging fish
Brian Burrill – jumping salmon
Patricia Kolida – fish painting
Norma Stumborg, economic development officer for the band, said the large number of entries made it hard for the judges to choose.
“I want to thank everyone who entered the contest,” she said.
Check out the Moricetown Band’s Flickr with photo submissions,