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‘Everyone is your community’: Chef Bill Alexander on bringing Indigenous food to a wider audience

Indigenous cuisine, to me, is our relationship with the land. It’s our medicinal use, it’s our food use, it’s berries, it’s wild game. It’s how we used what was naturally available. Where I get to come in as a modern-day chef now is going, “Hey, how can I stay true to the traditional ways in which we would’ve preserved those items and then put a modern-day outlook on food to make it Instagram ready.” Source: Globe and Mail | June 18, 2019

B.C. environmentalists applaud new bill increasing protection for fish habitat

“It’s a bill to do a better job of looking after our fish,” said Andrew Trites, a professor at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. “On one level, it’s common sense but, on another, it’s taken an awfully long time to get here.” Source: CBC News | June 19, 2019

Opinion: Canada’s first federal food policy is underwhelming

A total of $134 million will be spent to support this five-year plan that centres around four major pillars: food security, health, environment, and the sustainable growth of the agriculture and food sector.
These are noble goals, but the policy by itself is an affront to anyone who considers our agri-food sector to be the cornerstone of our economy. Source: Chronicle Herald | June 20, 2019

Climate change is eroding Inuit society. We’ve come up with our own plan to combat it

We are connected to Inuit Nunangat. As our climate changes, so does Inuit society. We will continue to adapt as we have for thousands of years, but we must also do whatever we can to mitigate the damage and prevent future destruction. We not only want to tell the world about the impacts, through a rights-based lens, we also plan to be leaders in the development of sustainable solutions. Source: Globe and Mail | June 20, 2019

How a flock of sheep protects one B.C. First Nation’s land

For Juritha Owens, Councillor for Saulteau First Nation, it’s the best solution to replacing toxic chemicals that are just one particularly poisonous part of an industry onslaught in her region.

“The old ways were the best ways. As industry grew here, it was all about making as much money as fast as possible, and nothing was done in a healthy way. It’s all about money for some people,” Owens said. “These sheep, the dogs they use, the land — it’s a healthier connection than spraying herbicides and pesticides and killing everything.” Source: National Observer | June 17, 2019