Sunday October 08, 2017

How food brings Indigenous communities together

At powwows and Indigenous gatherings across North America you'll find someone selling Indian tacos. But not everyone is happy about it.

At powwows and Indigenous gatherings across North America you'll find someone selling Indian tacos. But not everyone is happy about it. (Tim Fontaine)

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Food is the one thing that brings people together. We love to cook it, eat it and share it with friends and family.

For Indigenous people, traditional foods closely ties them to the land they live on.  

In the north seals are central to the Inuit way of life; on the prairies buffalo sustains plains First Nations; and on Canada's two coasts seafood such as salmon and lobster are staples in Indigenous cuisine.

This week on Unreserved we explore how food sparks conversation, creates connection and even defines culture.

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