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Indigenous Food Systems

Valuing Indigenous food systems

  • What are the traditional or “key foods” for Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, and/or Kwakwakw’wakw on Vancouver Island and what is happening to ensure they are part of future diets?
  • How can past and existing trade networks and traditions be documented and supported?
  • How can indigenous food security support community health and land and entitlement rights?

Indigenous Food Systems: Final Report

This paper outlines the story of food sovereignty for Indigenous People on Vancouver Island, past and present; and presents some hopes for the future.  This report is a collaboration involving community and academics, and draws on information gathered from First Nations’ organizations, and literature from both academic and community sources.

Download the final report. (2MB PDF)