Ice break at Deer Lake

Ice break occurred during the month of June at Deer Lake. Ice break is a big event for a hunter/gatherer culture. A big migration occurs when the people start to migrate home from winter trapping grounds back to the central community. The people are happy to see family and friends after being isolated for the winter months. It is a time that new foods are available from the lands and waters. At Deer Lake area, the walleye spawn occurs at this time. The walleye spawn provides an easy catch and plentiful food for the people.