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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.


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Thursday, February 24 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Storytelling, Food and Culture

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Storytelling, Food and Culture
Storytelling is an important part of Indigenous culture, and many of our stories not only contain lessons about how we nourish our bodies but also about where we come from and the connection we have to those places and that food. Indigenous narratives demonstrate how a shared food with family and community reminds us of an ancestor, how food is our mother; a reminder of who we are, what we have been through, and where our future should be. Every meal has the potential to be a small ceremony, a direct link between our ancestors, the spirit world, and the future of our people. The Dairy Farmers of Canada have a long-standing commitment to essential nutrition education and are passionate about creating resources that enhance the well-being of educators and students. Sharing of food stories with diverse perspectives is the highlight and focus of this presentation by the Dairy Farmers of Canada; as well experiencing storytelling through an Indigenous lens. Sharing of meals, traditional foods and ceremony is an integral part of Indigenous culture, not only connecting family, and community but also the ways in which it is traditionally shared. Engage in this unique learning experience offered to K-2 grades. Recipes, lessons, and resources will be part of this presentation.

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Donna Ross

Calgary Regional Consortium
Donna Ross is a 31-year educator. She is Cree Métis from Saskatchewan and member of the One Arrow First Nation, Treaty Six territory. Donna began her teaching career as a classroom teacher with Tsuut’ina Nation and continued to support First Nations learners in subsequent positions... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
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