CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH
June is National Indigenous History Month, and to celebrate, we’re highlighting the role of traditional foods in promoting food security for our Indigenous partner communities.
June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to celebrate the culture, heritage and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. For many of our Indigenous partner communities, traditional food practices are an important part of heritage and the key to food sovereignty.
“It’s sad to say that nowadays, not a lot of that is taking place.” 11-year-old Zoe from Neyaashiinigmiing says, “Do I think that we need to get back to more of those food practices? Absolutely! Is it going to be easy? No, it’s not. But we need to start somewhere and we need to start now.”
In honour of National Indigenous History Month, learn about the importance of traditional food – and about how you can help improve access to traditional foods for children like Zoe in 26 Indigenous communities across Canada.