Feasting Toolkit

The Nuu-chah-nulth Traditional Foods Toolkit includes six booklets about harvesting and preparing traditional foods on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Created for anyone interested in gathering and eating healthy local foods, the toolkit includes easy-to-read instructions, exclusive content, and activities for groups and individuals.

Proceeds from the sale of these booklets will fund education and training programs for Nuu-chah-nulth Nations. 

Download all six booklets in the series. (Toolkits are only available for digital download and are not available by mail order.)

 

 Eelgrass “Candy of the Sea”

Ebook (PDF): $4.99

One of the most important seagrasses on the planet, eelgrass was also an important local food for coastal First Nations like… More >

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Herring Spawn

Ebook (PDF): $4.99

Pacific herring is one of the most important food fish in the ocean, and herring spawn has long been a favourite of… More >

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 Quu-as Tips for Drying and Smoking Salmon

Ebook (PDF): $4.99

In earlier times, Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations on Canada’s west coast depended on salmon more than any other species. With… More >

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 Steam Pit Cooking

Ebook (PDF): $4.99

Historically Nuu-chah-nulth people on Vancouver Island’s west coast used steam pits to cook a variety of foods for feasts…  More >

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Low Tide Foods

Ebook (PDF): $4.99

Revealed twice per day by the ocean’s receding tides, Vancouver Island’s west coast beaches provide a rich supply… More >

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 Nuu-chah-nulth Traditional Foods Reference Guide

Ebook (PDF): $8.98

Like other First Nations people around the world, Nuu-chah-nulth Nations on Canada’s west coast once had an intimate… More >

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“I am a teacher in a very small independent school in Cobble Hill. I read the article in the Times Colonist this morning about your booklets and promptly went online to order them. They are just perfect for the classroom! They are accessible to most reading levels and have great suggestions for application. Thanks so much for putting these together. I can’t wait to show them to my class!” –Karla R.