The Power of Indigenous Foods: Jared Qwustenuxun Williams-Wednesday Film Recommendation

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Jun 12

Social Inc. is hosting a Friday Film Recommendation.

All Mohawk College students can access this film for free through TED.

This week:

"The Power of Indigenous Foods: Jared Qwustenuxun Williams"

"Revitalizing Indigenous food systems directly revitalizes Indigenous cultures and in turn ensures that our food system remains strong and resilient for generations to come. With modern food systems showing their fragility it’s time that the world woke up to the power, the beauty, and the flavours of Indigenous Foods, says Salish storyteller and chef Jared Qwustenuxun Williams. Our elders teach us that our food is why we are strong, but it is up to us to bring our food out from the shadows and back into the light where it belongs, for the benefit of everyone. Jared Qwustenuxun Williams is a passionate traditional foods chef who spent much of his youth with his late grandmother, immersed in Salish culture. After Qwustenuxun graduated from culinary arts, he spent a decade working in restaurants across Vancouver Island before deciding to move back home to Quw’utsun to take the role of Elder’s Kitchen Manager at Cowichan Tribes. After more than a decade of cooking for his elders, Qwustenuxun now works as an Indigenous foods educator, writer, and consultant." 

Sensitive Content Warning: This film has content that may be sensitive and triggering. Viewer discretion advised.

Watch "The Power of Indigenous Foods: Jared Qwustenuxun Williams" here.


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