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Lansdowne Na'tsa'maht Gathering Place
Start date:
Friday, October 19, 2018 • 11:00 am
End date:
Friday, October 19, 2018 • 2:00 pm

Pit Cook Demonstration - October 19

Each year at Lansdowne campus, bright blue star-like camas flowers spatter the Garry oak meadow. Every year IECC, in partnership with Songhees Nation, hosts a pit cook to demonstrate how the Nations of this region use a fire-pit to cook the camas bulb between layers of locally harvested plants such as sword fern, salal or skunk cabbage. The pit cook demonstrates and promotes the traditional use of the camas, helps keep the teachings, and shows the younger people the traditional ways.

The camas harvest and pit cook "is part of who we are," says Cheryl Bryce (Songhees). "It helps with reinstating traditional First Nation roles, restoring the environment and ecosystem, and connecting with homelands."

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