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Indigenous Nutritional Knowledge Information Network


The Indigenous Nutrition Knowledge Information Network of DC (IN-KIN-DC) [formerly known as the Aboriginal Nutrition Network until 2021] was established in 2001.
 

We have learned through time honored tradition, the role and responsibilities we carry in our connection to food and water. We know these to be medicines and therefore family to the generations that have come before and the faces that are yet to come to this world. When we think of food and water as family, we honour a kinship that can be shared with our clients and our personal and professional development.

We learn from each plant, animal and waterway and understand that there is an ecology of intimacies at work with how we approach our dietetic practice.

Indigenous peoples have been in this relational space with food and water since time immemorial and we honour the shared knowledge that is held by Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island to help us connect our mind, body and spirits.

Indigenous peoples have been in this relational space with food and water since time immemorial and we honour the shared knowledge that is held by Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island to help us connect our mind, body and spirits.

IN-KIN-DC was created to:
  • network and share resources with communities
  • be informed and participate in continuing education opportunities
  • further develop dietetic training opportunities with a focus on Indigenous nutrition
  • be identified as a resource group  for government and others
  • raise awareness of Indigenous nutrition needs


Grow, cook and learn with us at the Indigenous Nutritional Knowledge Information Network.We share our knowledge and indigenous world views with our clients, fellow networks and ourselves to build a stronger dietetic practice that honours the past to enlighten the present. “They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds.”

 - Deyowidron’t Teri Morrow RD, Cayuga Nation of Six Nations of the Grand River, Chair of IN-KIN-DC


Who should join this network? 
You should join IN-KIN if you are interested in networking with other dietitians working in Indigenous communities. 

Benefits of membership
  • A monthly email digest featuring traditional recipes, practice blog posts and latest news
  • Ability to network and connect with other dietitians working in Indigenous Nutrition through a dynamic website
  • Opportunities to get involved with project working groups (i.e Traditional Recipes Project)
  • Reduced registration rates at Indigenous Nutrition Knowledge Information Network National Gatherings
Leadership Team
Chairs: Teri Morrow (second co-chair position is open)
Past chairs: Melissa Hardy, Emily Murray, Elisa Levi

Cost: $35 for full members; $15 for students
Contact: aboriginal@dietitians-network.ca


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