Fisher River Cree Nation re-launches English-Cree cookbook

Monday, December 2nd, 2019 8:45pm


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‘The forgotten traditional foods of Fisher River’ cookbook is in its second printing.

The cookbook contains 69 traditional recipes (in English and Cree) from Fisher River Cree Nation Elders and it contains stories and quotes underscoring the importance of Indigenous foods.

All 69 recipes are described (with amount of ingredients used and preparation process) and classified into seven categories, including five soups, nine side dishes,16 large game animals, five small game animals, nine game birds, 17 fish and 13 sweets and preservatives.

The reprinted cookbook is dedicated to respected Elder and late Ms. Harriet Amos from Fisher River Cree Nation in appreciation for her contributions to the cookbook and inspiring passion for the revitalization of Indigenous foods.

The cookbook was originally published in January 2014 as part of a long-term partnership between the University of Winnipeg and Fisher River Cree Nation. Fisher River Health Services and Faculty members and students from Indigenous Studies and University of Winnipeg have been working together on the revitalization of traditional foods project since October 2012.

For further information about the cookbook, contact Carol Cochrane at the Fisher River Cree Nation health services at 204.645.2689