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Nov
11

Growing Veggies Year Round

Author // Michael

 

Arlene and Ryan Jung of Wawakapewin First Nation collected scraps of wood and garbage from around the community and used it to build a small greenhouse on the south-facing wall of their house.  Their greenhouse has proved successful as there appears to be a yield of tomatoes ripening, taking advantage of the sunlight in the Northern community. The remote, fly-in community can sometimes go months without plane deliveries during the early winter months as the lake freezes. Extending the growing season of fresh vegetables can make this transition in seasons a little bit more enjoyable.

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Oct
17

Wapekeka First Nation's Thanksgiving Cookout

Author // Meagan Ann

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 Clara Winnepetonga held a community Thanksgiving cookout on Saturday October 12th in Wapekeka First Nation, 450 kilometers northeast of Sioux Lookout. Members of the community gathered by the lake and everyone took part in the preparations and cooking. There was a lot of great traditional food on the menu: fried moose meat, moose stew, smoked moose, goose, goose stew, smoked beaver and walleye.

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Oct
03

Smoked Meat

Author // Corliss Bean

Arlene Jung is the Chief Gardener and community leader in Wawakapewin First Nation. It is her job to come up with ways to integrate traditional knowledge about food with new and exciting techniques.

An example of Arlene's innovation is that she created a meat smoker out a of a junk yard fridge and a unused fuel filter smoke gun. All the materials for the smoker were taken from her local landfill except for the air pump which was purchased at a pet store and was originally used for aquariums 

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Sep
19

Wild Foods Snack Program - Fort Providence

Author // Meagan Ann

 

This past spring, I spent two months in Fort Providence working on the Wild Foods Snack Program at Deh Gah School. During my time in the community, I spent six weeks with staff, students and community members working on the land at their spring camp. The camp is located a short 10 minute drive from the community and situated right on the Mackenzie River. Every day at camp we prepared traditional foods for lunch and worked on preserving food to offer as snacks in the winter months.

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May
08

Simple Fish Soup

Author // Audree-Anne

Good day everyone,

For this week’s recipe, we propose a new way to prepare your favorite fish. A simple vegetable soup that is a charm to concoct with whatever you have on hand and whatever fish you like.