Traditional foods toolkit raises awareness and funds
Canada.com, 29 September 2011

VANCOUVER,CANADA: The Nuu-chah-nulth Traditional Foods Toolkit is a newly released six-booklet collection about harvesting and preparing traditional foods, with all proceeds going to educational programs for youth and others in Nuu-chah-nulth nations. Nuu-chah-nulth elders share their experiences, language and knowledge of traditional foods found on Vancouver Island’s west coast in the user-friendly toolkits that include Eelgrass: Candy of the Sea, Tips for Drying and Smoking Salmon, Steam Pit Cooking, Low Tide Foods, Herring Spawn, and a reference guide. “Our ancestors have harvested wild foods for over 10,000 years and a number of our people still harvest wild food today,” says Nuu-chah-Nulth Tribal Council vice-president, Priscilla Sabbas Watts. “This knowledge is more important than ever in the face of global food instability. Sharing this wisdom will make it more accessible to future generations.” Read the article … Visit the Feasting Toolkit website …

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