Čamus: West Coast Cooking Nuu-chah-nulth Style eBook
In Camus, (pronounced “chum-us”) First Nations families from the west coast of Vancouver Island and northern Washington share the wisdom and riches of their traditional territories.... More > Marrying modern and traditional cuisine with community cooking tips, cultural observations, and oral history anecdotes, Camus features wild and purchased ingredients for a mouthwatering read. Instructions include how to prepare wild foods such as fish, kelp, berries, and fowl. The cookbook also explores the First Nations art of how to “butterfly” a salmon, how to can fish, as well as recipes for marinated seaweed, steam pit cooking, smoked fish, and shellfish. Wholeheartedly endorsed by Nuu-chah-nulth hereditary chiefs, Camus illuminates a way of eating while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Proceeds from the sales of this book will go to supporting capacity building programs for youth and others in Nuu-chah-nulth Nations.< Less
Quu-as Tips for Drying and Smoking Salmon
In earlier times, Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations on Canada’s west coast depended on salmon more than any other species. With no freezers or canners available, Nuu-chah-nulth people devised ways... More > to dry fish to ensure food for the coming winters. Though some methods of preserving fish have changed, many Nuu-chah-nulth people still smoke and dry fish today. In this booklet, (part of a series about traditional, foods) learn what types of salmon are best for preserving, and how to preserve them by smoking and drying. The booklet also includes a traditional story and teachings for the community and classroom, along with selections from the Nuu-chah-nulth language.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Traditional Foods Toolkit promotes the wisdom of Nuu-chah-nulth elders by recording and sharing their experiences, language, and knowledge regarding traditional foods. Proceeds from the sale of this booklet go towards education and training programs for children and others in Nuu-chah-nulth communities.< Less
Nuu-chah-nulth Traditional Foods Reference Guide
Like other First Nations people around the world, Nuu-chah-nulth Nations on Canada's west coast once had an intimate relationship with the food we ate. Traditional teachings taught our ancestors to... More > respect all living things and never waste the precious life provided by the Creator for our sustenance. In 2006, Nuu-chah-nulth chiefs asked for resources sharing the benefits of
seafood for communities suffering from obesity, diabetes, and other food-related illnesses. They asked for information on how to prepare and preserve wild foods the way our ancestors did. The result is the Nuu-chah-nulth Traditional Foods Toolkit, a series made up of six booklets. The Reference Guide is the overall guide to this series, and includes listings about common Nuu-chah-nulth foods (and their Nuu-chah-nulth words), traditional harvesting tools, and harvesting protocol, along with activities for communities and classrooms.< Less
Low Tide Foods
Revealed twice per day by the ocean’s receding tides, Vancouver Island’s west coast beaches provide a rich supply of healthy foods. Although much has been written about shellfish, other... More > lesser-known foods are still enjoyed today by coastal First Nations like the Nuu-chah-nulth. Many of these foods are not affected by common shellfish contaminants and are available to the avid beachcomber. In this booklet (part of a series about traditional, local foods), learn how to gather, prepare, and cook haayistuup (chitons), tutsup (sea urchins), and ca7inwa (goose barnacles). The booklet also includes learning activities for classrooms and communities, along with quotes and anecdotes from Nuu-chah-nulth sources.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Traditional Foods Toolkit promotes the wisdom of Nuu-chah-nulth elders by recording and sharing their experiences, language, and knowledge regarding traditional foods.< Less