By Liz Bicknell, President, Vancouver Island Trail Association
I recently participated in a Zoom conversation hosted by The Narwhal publication, on “What does First Nations Food Sovereignty Look Like in the Face of Climate Change”. It got me thinking about hikers on the Vancouver Island Trail, and the number of Indigenous Plants that hikers would encounter along the trail. Indigenous folks believe that plants, like people and animals, have their own spirit or life force. The conservation of these precious plants and their habitats is important. Check out the publicly available Fact Sheet on First Nations Traditional Foods where you’ll find tons of information and some recipes.
The Narwhal presents: Feeding the future – Shared screen with speaker view
You might also like to watch the chat transcript at: https://thenarwhal.ca/food-sovereignty-recording-2023/
I am grateful to live and work on the traditional territory of the WSÁNEĆ, Lekwungen, Wyomilth peoples of the Coast Salish Nation who continue to maintain a profound and spiritual connection to the Land.