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PENDER Indigenous Foods Cooking Class, & Honouring Presentations
March 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
We are happy to confirm that at the Pender Community Hall on Saturday, March 9, 2019 (10:30 am to 12:00 pm), first downstairs there will be a participatory INDIGENOUS FOODS COOKING CLASS (making bannock plus soap berry “ice cream”). Our honoured teacher will be Lillian Underwood (see bio), who is Southern Tutchone from the Kluane First Nation (Yukon), and married to Chief Harvey Underwood, of the Coast Salish people of the Tsawout First Nation.
HONOURING INDIGENOUS FOOD CIRCLE & PRESENTATIONS: Then starting at 12:30 pm upstairs (until about 2:00 pm), folks who pre-register (space limited) are welcome to join in a circle for connecting, sharing food (from the cooking class), and hearing presentations by honoured Tsawout Elder Seliliye (Belinda Claxton), and once again Lillian Underwood (see above, and also Coast Salish W̱SÁNEĆ people for additional background).
This event is a co-operative effort, initiated by the Gulf Islands Food Co-op and with much appreciated support from the Pender Island Truth & Reconciliation Circle, the “Chop & Chat” food program of the Pender Island Health Care Society, and Southern Gulf Islands Director David Howe.
Note: On March 30 the Co-op is organizing a similar event on Saturna (see HERE)…
NEW PHOTOS below, including Seliliye, Belinda, and some Pender cookers, plus new INDIGENOUS FOOD books and resources
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