Stories

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Why living off the land is crucial and nearly impossible to do.

“I never knew of a time where food would be scarce,” recalls Bill. Everything you needed to eat was outside the door.” Today, fewer and fewer Indigenous communities can rely on wild game for sustenance. 

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Webinar:

Ndoozigbidoon Nibi - I am connecting to water

Water walker Mary Anne Caibaiosai and water walker volunteer Shirley Lynn Martin share about their connections with the water and one another. Recorded on May 4, 2022.

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Podcast:

Undercurrents Podcast Season 3, Episode 2

Lay of the Land

In the newest episode of Undercurrents, Colleen Hookimaw shows us the lay of the (physical and metaphorical) land. We talk smoked geese, 5000 pounds of potatoes and maggots. We also explore historical challenges to Indigenous food sovereignty in Canada

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Bannock and Stew

Niska Artisan, Dorothy Yorke of Moose Cree First Nation, recently shared some delicious traditional recipes with MCC.

Try these recipes over an open campfire or in your home.

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Planting seeds of empowerment

On the surface, gardening is simple—plant seeds , water them, harvest a crop. But digging deeper, one finds layers of complexity and hard work that are necessary to keep a garden thriving.

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Do you know where you are?

Do you know where you are or who lived there before you? Before this land was called Canada, it was the home to hundreds of different peoples and nations.

Here are a few stories from people across Canada who got to know their land and its history.

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Podcast:

Undercurrents Podcast Season 2, Episode 1

Merle's Story

This is the story of how one man, who used to work at a residential school, has spent the rest of his life trying to hold himself accountable, and what it means for other Settler Canadians.

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"It's hard on our people..."

The phrases “Wash your hands often” and “Keep physical distance” to limit the spread of COVID-19 have become part of our daily discourse over the past four months. But what happens when you don’t have clean water to wash with? What if you don’t have room to physically distance?

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Podcast:

Undercurrents podcast: Season 1, Episode 6:
"Save the Evidence"


We hear stories from a residential school survivor that she refuses to tell her own family; we hear from indigenous partners who are working to reclaim their culture; and settlers wrestle with their evolving relationship with Canada (it’s complicated).

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