Our Deceased Grandmother
According to creedictionary.com, the Cree word for cucumber is ᓄᐦᑯᒥᐸᐣ (nohkomipan): my deceased grandmother, a sound-alike for the French word concombre. In this episode, Katelin Karbonik asks what some of the local indigenous foods are that can be found around Edmonton. In the process, we talk to Laura Mushumanski, creator and coordinator of the Indigenous Campus Community Nutrition Program, and discover the power of food to recall memories and relationships - both good and bad. Finally, we talk to Universal School Food Strategy Coordinator Scott Hall about some of the innovative foods programs in Maskwacis, a First Nations community that is working to strengthen relationships between kids, food, and their community.