An article in Walrus magazine looks at the destruction of Indigenous food systems and asks what would it take to restore them.
This CBC News article includes a short video and looks at a program at Wanuskewin Heritage Park —a walking tour of medicinal plants used by Indigenous peoples. Or read Braiding Sweet: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. “As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers.” A delicious read.
Everyone, at some point in their journey of Reconciliation, needs to read the 94 Calls to Action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” Or connect here to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Final Report to read other sections and excerpts.
We have included this action in every category and every path on this website as a reminder of how important it is for us to understand the history and path of Reconciliation in our country.
Pizza’s passé. Next time you throw a party, bring in bannock treats for your friends and family! How does this further your journey of Reconciliation? It means supporting an Indigenous business, learning about traditional food and connecting with Indigenous caterers in your community.
A traditional foods knowledge keeper describes the ceremony surrounding a buffalo hunt, and how all of the parts of the animal are used.
Restaurant Menu featuring “traditional First Nations cuisine infused with a contemporary style” Catering is also available for functions held onsite.
Reviews of six great cookbooks from Indigenous cooks across Canada and the U.S.
“Medicine is all around us. For centuries, Indigenous peoples found all of the medicine they needed on the land, using plants to treat a variety of ailments and conditions.” Learn more from the guides at Wanuskewin.