This session introduces the concept of traditional Indigenous food within Canadian urban contexts, and highlights research and applied projects and programs that are promoting traditional foods, including food teachings. “Our Food Our Health Our Culture’, a multi-strategy program to promote healthy eating in Winnipeg’s inner city, is one example that is highlighted. Appropriate evaluation tools and methods are also discussed. Listeners will have a better understanding of the scope of urban Indigenous ‘traditional’ foods and be able to apply basic, culturally-appropriate evaluation methods for projects and programs promoting traditional foods in urban contexts.
Host: DC Aboriginal Nutrition Network
Date of presentation: June 2016, DC National Conference
- Jaime Cidro, PhD, Associate Professor in Anthropology at University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, MB.
- Monica Cyr, BSc, Masters student in Human Nutritional Sciences at University of Manitoba conducting research to establish a typology of traditional Metis food and related teachings in Winnipeg, MB.
- Stefan Epp-Koop, MA, Acting Executive Director at Food Matters Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB.
- Joyce Slater, PhD, RD, Associate Professor in Human Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB.
- Video presentation (91 minutes) with the presentation slides (pdf)
- Audio file (mp3 file)
Cost: $14.95 for members; $19.95 for non-members; $9.95 for students