Stories – Harvesting

The stories in this category include programs that teach traditional skills including harvesting. Some of the harvesting include materials such as animal hides and others focus on harvesting foods such as wild rice, blueberries, acorn, maple syrup, maple sugar, fish, wild meat, using traditional methods and also newer technologies and tools. These skills promote food security and develop land-based traditional survival skills, while also building community connections. Harvesting from the land also teaches participants about reciprocal relationships that exist between humans and all living things, and about a way of life and a knowledge system that sees humans as part of creation, which emphasizes the need to give back when something is taken. The programs include teaching about respect when taking life and deepening a connection with land and food.