Sustainability Course

Indigenous Food and Medicine

There is a large gap between non-Indigenous and Indigenous plants and practices.

The general public often looks for information at different locales in the city such as informational booths or park headquarters and thus, an excellent way of relaying is by putting a brochure or e-brochure (to make it more accessible) in these locations. With a title of “Food and Medicine in Your Backyard,” it hopes to capture the reader and make them take an interest in it and the series.

The format of the brochure is also important. Opening the brochure, the first page will discuss Indigenous culture and methods in order to display a larger picture than extraction. Plants are a culture and a sense of space, which is important to understand, and in specific, to understand healing. In the first issue it discusses the smudging ceremony, which is another important part of the larger healing process. On the inside, on the left will display food plants, the middle, Indigenous recipes, and the right, medicinal plants. Finally, this brochure aims to further the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. It is evident that this is a delicate process that takes time. This brochure series will further the cause.




Team Member

Justin Chander