* Coast Salish W̱SÁNEĆ Indigenous Food References

The Southern Gulf Islands of Pender, Saturna, Mayne and Galiano (in BC, Canada) are part of the unceded traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ Indigenous people.  They lived here beginning 10,000 or more years ago, whereas the settlers who came after have only lived on these islands for about 150 years.

You can see HERE for more about the First Nations of this area, and some gatherings that the Co-op helped create to honour Indigenous Food Creation and Practices.  In addition, see the key books below (on Amazon) and other resources like this 2021 Indigenous Food Sovereignty movie, about important teachings from which we can all learn so much…

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See HERE for this inspiring Indigenous Foods program (contact fiona.devereaux@viha.ca)

Elder Seliliye (Belinda Claxton) teaching at Gulf Islands Food Co-op March 30, 2019 event


Thirteen Moon Calendar of key W̱SÁNEĆ Indigenous foods (painting by Briony Penn)