We Indigenous people understand that we have responsibilities to foster balanced relations with those who share themselves so that we might maintain our health. Eating is not optional for human people. We all must eat regularly. Given this, our food activities are jointly grounded in both Indigenous understandings of relational balance and in current realities regarding food availability, particularly for human people who live in urban and small town areas.
Download an overview of the food arc here.
The video activities in this section will help us understand our relations with our food, primarily food that is gifted to us by our plant relatives. And, of course, this means we will be conversing about water, bird, wind, sun, critter, and other human relatives since we are so closely connected. We Indigenous people understand that we have responsibilities to foster balanced relations.
These videos provide a glimpse of techniques used in processing and preserving food. The two categories of techniques covered here are freezing and drying and canning and pickling.
Use this guide with the pickling videos to reinforce basic and specific techniques.
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