Charlotte Coté discusses current Nuu-chah-nulth food revitalization techniques in A Drum in One Hand, a Sockeye in the Other, as part of wider initiatives to re-Indigenize modern diets on the Northwest Coast. Coté shares moving tales of her own and the Tseshaht community's efforts to rekindle connections to haum (traditional cuisine) as a means of promoting health and wellness. Coté prioritizes healing and cultural sustenance through regular acts of food sovereignty, such as picking berries, salmon fishing, and establishing a community garden on land that was formerly a residential school. This is because Indigenous peoples continue to experience food insecurity as a result of persistent inequality, environmental degradation, and the Westernization of traditional diets. This book is for anybody interested in learning more about the significant impact food has on both physical and mental wellbeing.
University of Washington Press
A Drum in One Hand, a Sockeye in the Other
9.02 x 6.08 x 0.54 Inches