"Once a month, he receives a package of traditional foods from the White Earth Land Recovery Project. The package usually includes buffalo meat and wild rice. Sometimes it includes foods that have been donated, like potatoes. It is a welcome relief to elders on the White Earth Reservation, where the median income is less than $10,000 a year. At the supermarket, buffalo meat is just too expensive for most Indians, says Becky Niemi, development director for the White Earth Land Recovery Project, who adds that traditional foods are out of reach for most Indians." quote from Got Tradition?
Selu Gigage - thank you for the article.
My DH has type 2 diabetes. Buffalo, moose, and caribou are too expensive and hard to find. We have switched to wild rice, removed all bread, and only drink water and coffee. Yeah, coffee's hard to give up :LOL
He did get a membership at the local Y. He gets a personal trainer and has to go at least twice a week, or else he loses his membership. Pretty cool incentive, since a membership is over six hundred a year. He got that thru the indian center's diabete's support.
I've been cooking asparagus, leeks, spinach, etc. We don't really like brocolli either. But the 'good' stuff is too expensive. My sister is trying to grow all of the above in her garden. Last year she got two asparagus...imagine all four of us eating them :LOL They were the best tasting aparagus
I am having a hard time finding info that is specifically for anishanaabeg with diabetes, especially concerning diet. Most indianz are poor, yanno? Part of the genocide?
Anyways, we are refusing to die, and would really like to thrive and live to see our babies grow up.
Also, am making fancy shawl outfits for all my nieces. Wondering where to find the really cool iron on appliques....or maybe I am saying it wrong and that is why I can't find any
That's always my problem, spent too many years not speaking english, so I get it all confused
At least I am good enuf that I don't
We speak mostly ojibwe to our children. Too many english words that don't exist in ojibwe, or else it is easier to say it in english than go on all day telling your kid what a pencil is lol!