Education 2020: Indigenous Venison/Deer Workshop (Sept, 2020)


Thanks so much to Vancity enviroFund and many others for supporting this project! (see poster below)

* September 26 & 27, 2020, on traditional Indigenous territories of Coast Salish First Nations, Galiano Island, BC

* led by Karen & Richard Charlie and Steven Sylvester of Penelakut First Nation

Organizers: Galiano Conservancy Association and Galiano Food Program

Supporting Partner: GULF ISLANDS FOOD CO-OP (thanks to funding from Vancity’s enviroFund and the Capital Regional District)

  • Benefits: connecting with and being grateful to learn from our Indigenous brothers and sisters of the traditional Coast Salish territories of the Southern Gulf Islands; providing island food security and resilience from locally available surplus sources; decreasing the devastating impact of island deer overpopulation on locally grown food, and on rare, indigenous plants and trees; and living lighter on the earth by consuming local, healthy sources of food!


Saturday, September 26 – Learn how to skin, debone, cube, grind, and bag locally-hunted venison (deer) in a food safe manner  AND/OR

Sunday, September 27 – Learn how various parts of the animal are used, and how to preserve venison through sausage making and canning ($125 both days, $100 for 1st day only, $50 for 2nd day only)

* Please see this poster (also below) for more info, and contact to register ASAP (space limited)