For Native American people living in the Northeast, using resources and preparing for winter was vital to survival.

So how did they find shelter, make food, and stay warm when the weather was cold and their resources were diminished?

The Institute for American Indian Studies educator Griffin Kalin presented an informative program on how to survive in the Eastern Woodlands without 21st-century technology.

Participants learned how to start a fire in the snow, how to find food in the forest, and how to make a shelter from the natural environment.