Born in 1930 Frank Moneyas was raised on Hollow Water First Nation or Hole River as it is called by the local residents. This Ojibway community lies on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg and is slightly under two hundred kilometers northeast of Winnipeg.

With a reputation as being, "one heck of a fisherman" by the locals Frank spent 51 years fishing on Lake Winnipeg. During summer the Wanipigow Co-op fished for whitefish and in the fall it was pickerel and sauger.

The expression captured of Frank made for a favorite portrait of mine. Frank's sense of humor has been his erstwhile companion all his life and helped ease the demands of a hard life as a fisherman. Frank Moneyas passed away December, 2005.

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Frank Moneyas
Ojibway, Hollow Water First Nation
Image size: 11 x 13 inches
Edition size: 575