JOIN the 8th Annual Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference – Hosted by Kwakiutl First Nation & Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities Indigenous Food Network
WHEN: October 2nd and 3rd, 2015
WHERE: Tsaxis, BC (Fort Rupert)
The Kwakiutl First Nation will host the 8th Annual Traditional Foods Conference. On October 2nd and 3rd the Kwakiutl will welcome you to T1 sax̱is – Fort Rupert and, Dła̱ksiwe’ – Cluxewe Campground/Resort. T” sax̱is & Dła̱ ksiwe’ are two of the principle villages of the Kwakiutl Nation since time immemorial. Both are rich in cultural history and food resources of the old people including sacred sites, clam beaches, root gardens, stone fish-traps, petroglyphs, Culturally Modified Trees, plant and medicine gathering sites, and berry patches that all provide an excellent backdrop to the Conference theme.
REGISTRATION: As in previous years we are working hard to keep the VI Traditional Foods Conference as affordable as possible. There will be no registration fee, as we do not want cost to be a barrier to anyone. We are asking that those people who are attending the Conference representing organizations or individuals that can afford it consider donating a registration fee. There will be numerous options for registration amounts and donations to support travel subsidies.
For information contact Conference Coordinator, Norine Messer at (250) 735-4111 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Kwakiutl Community Coordinator Maggie McDougall (250) 230-6789 or email@example.com.
MORE ABOUT: Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities Indigenous Foods Network
“Our Food is Our Medicine”
The Vancouver Island & Coastal Communities Indigenous Food Network is a collective of passionate and dedicated members with a shared vision of a healthy future based upon reconnecting with First Nations cultural teachings and practices. The membership is made up of culturally knowledgeable food harvesters and gatherers, health professionals, community development workers and members of the scientific community. Essentially, the Vancouver Island & Coastal Communities Indigenous Food Network aims to build collaborative approaches in addressing issues of traditional food access and security.