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Reconnecting with Indigenous culture through local foods
13
Oct

Reconnecting with our Culture Through Local Foods

Beyond connecting with local farms and farmers, Haida Gwaii schools are incorporating hunting, gathering, foraging, gardening and greenhouses into their schools’ food supply. This idea emerged naturally in a place where wild foods are so plentiful and the culture of feasting and sharing food is central to the island culture. This remote archipelago along the...
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10
Jun

Saskatchewan First Nations School Garden Program

Photo Above: A mural depicting the Saskatchewan First Nations School Garden Program. Graphic Facilitation: Shelley Keyes. First Nations school communities in Southeastern Saskatchewan have started a school garden program to help children, youth and families make healthy, local, and sustainable food choices. There are three schools involved: Chief Gabriel Cote Education Complex, Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Centre,...
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NOURISHING FOOD, NOURISHING KNOWLEDGE Report on the Forum on Food Security and Nutrition among First Nations Communities in New Brunswick
13
Feb

NOURISHING FOOD, NOURISHING KNOWLEDGE Report on the Forum on Food Security and Nutrition among First Nations Communities in New Brunswick

First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) are among Canada’s most vulnerable populations and face a unique set of challenges related to nutritious food access, availability and use compared to the majority of Canadians. As a consequence, FNMI are at a much higher risk of household food insecurity. For the past 19 years, Canadian Feed The...
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Fully-Feathered to Fajita-Filling
14
Jan

Fully-Feathered to Fajita-Filling

As part of new project this winter, we were able to get approval to process, cook, serve, and enjoy wild goose meat! With the overpopulation of Canada Geese right now, and hunting limits up to control population, there is an abundance of delicious and traditional protein available. Problem is, regulations make it tricky for both...
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Pimicikamik Traditional Food Scan
14
Aug

Pimicikamik Traditional Food Scan

A traditional food scan of the Pimicikamik addressing past and present food systems, education, challenges and future insights moving forward as an independent community with the tools and expertise to develop and sustain a traditional food system. Click here to see the full report.  
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Lessons From Haida Gwaii
25
Jul

Lessons From Haida Gwaii

Photo Above: A mural depicting the vision of the first Learning Lab on Haida Gwaii. Photo by Kiku Dhanwant. Haida Gwaii, an archipelago of islands on the north coast of British Columbia is home to fewer than 5,000 people (most of whom live on one of two main islands) and an abundance of local food resources....
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Farm to Cafeteria Initiatives
26
Jun

Farm to Cafeteria Initiatives: Connections with the Tribal Food Sovereignty Movement

This publication seeks to profile work underway in Native America to restore traditional food systems for children in tribal schools.  Download a the full report here: Farm to Cafeteria Initiatives
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15
Apr

Foods Work: Doing What Comes Naturally in Haida Gwaii

Place-based learning.  Culturally Responsive Education.  Experiential learning.  Life-long learning.  Nice ideas, now what does that look like in the classroom?  Come and see how two teacher’s explorations into connecting students with their learning evolved into a Foods Program that spills across curriculum and enlivens the campus of a rural BC high school on the islands of Haida Gwaii. In the...
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11
Sep

It Takes An Island: Growing Local in Haida Gwaii

A remote group of islands just south of the Alaskan panhandle and 100 km off the northern coast of British Columbia seems an unlikely location for Farm to Cafeteria – yet an amazing cluster of programs flourish there.  Farm to School, and Farm to Hospital programs seeded in the fall of 2010 are taking root...
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