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  • The Haudenosaune history of planting – Part Two

    The Haudenosaune history of planting – Part Two0

    We all know that in our Thanksgiving Address, the Diohe’ko, the Sustainers of Our Life, are acknowledged and thanked for the help they provide. In our annual cycle of ceremonies, planting and harvesting are a significant part of the old way of life. In fact, you would not have the ceremonies if you were not actively involved in

  • At long, long last, the weather has changed0

    My fellow gardeners this is what we wait for. We wait with barely contained patience for the time to grab our tools and go out to the garden and…DIG! That first fresh smell of soil being dug and raked and readied makes our hearts race. In the early spring nothing seemed more important than the

  • Our Sustenance Program tackling food security on Six Nations0

    OHSWEKEN – Corn, beans and squash are commonly known in our traditions as the Three Sisters. It is said that these three food gifts were given by the Creator to ensure the Haudenosaunee would always have a nutritionally complete diet on which they could thrive, which is why it is also commonly referred to as ‘Our Sustenance.’ Borrowing

  • The holistic approach to being a First Nations dietitian

    The holistic approach to being a First Nations dietitian0

    Twelve weeks on a traditional foods diet. Though it sounds challenging it’s exactly what four Haudenosaune participants – three of them from Six Nations – bravely committed to in our first issue of 2015. We have been following them ever since, reporting on their progress in weekly issues of the Two Row Times. Though their

  • Keep your diet on track while traveling0

    One of the things you learn quickly when adopting a healthy lifestyle and diet is finding healthy indigenous food on the go is a challenge. So what to do? Here are a few tips on how you can stick to the Healthy Roots Indigenous Wellness Challenge when traveling and still enjoy yourself. Set your intention.

  • A “decolonized” diet researched by University of Northern Michigan

    A “decolonized” diet researched by University of Northern Michigan1

    A team from the University of Northern Michigan launched a study into the effects on the human body when consuming foods indigenous to the Great Lakes Region. The study was done over the course of one year and the results were documented by lead researcher, Dr. Martin Reinhardt, an Annishnabe man and professor of Native