Interior Indigenous Food Forum allows for important conversations

October 23, 2023
Interior Health employees and the First Nations community gathering at Arbour in Tk’emlups te Secwépemc in September.

From canning and preservation, to learning about medicinal tea from Secwépemc Elders and the importance of climate change, Indigenous leaders from within Interior Health and First Nation communities came together for important conversations at this year’s Interior Region Indigenous Food Forum at the Arbour in Tk’emlups te Secwépemc in September.

Interior Region Indigenous Food Forum 2023: Summary Report

“One of the biggest things is there are a lot of grassroots folks doing this work in community on any end of the Indigenous food system, so it could be harvesting, could be canning, could be community gardening,” noted Interior Health’s Corporate Director of Aboriginal Health & Wellness Kris Murray, who helped organize this year’s two-day event. “Lots of those folks don’t get the opportunity to talk to other communities doing this work, so we had interest from [them] to do this.”

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