The Indigenous Foodways project is an initiative that began in 2018. The project’s broad goals are to:
- Recognize Indigenous traditions and innovations in foodways
- Respect Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing
- Reflect Indigenous knowledge, traditions, and innovations in exhibitions and programming
This initiative began with a collaborative research project with an Indigenous researcher to develop a respectful research methodology for working with Indigenous communities. We have now engaged with several First Nations communities, collaborating to tell their stories in their voices. These stories have been shared with our audiences, allowing them to recognize, respect, and reflect on Indigenous ways of knowing. These projects have all been research and community-based with direct benefits to communities.
The ongoing outcomes of this initiative can be found below.
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Dr. William Knight
Curator, Agriculture and Fisheries
I am a historian of fisheries, food, and museums, subjects that were the focus of my 2014 doctoral dissertation, "Modeling Authority at the Canadian Fisheries Museum, 1884-1918.”