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Dietitians of Canada Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: June 21 2022

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to celebrate the unique cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Join Dietitians of Canada, as we listen to the wisdom of Deyowindron’t (Teri) Morrow, Cayuga Nation of Six Nations of the Grand River, Chair Indigenous Nutrition Knowledge Information Network. We are also very pleased to welcome dietitian Melissa Payne who has taken over DC's instagram today (look for them in DC's Stories)! Every day is a good day to listen and learn about Indigenous Peoples. Learn more and share here.

Want to stay more connected with the Indigenous Nutrition Knowledge Information Network (IN-KIN)? Learn more about IN-KIN and find out how to join.

Sharing and Learning Together

Every day is a good day to listen and learn about Indigenous Peoples. With endless opportunities, here are two ideas that several DC staff, volunteers, and Board members have found particularly formative in their lifelong learning journeys:

1) Nourish: The Food is our Medicine Learning Journey (4-part self-paced online course)

Food is Our Medicine is designed to introduce health care professionals and leaders to new and different ways of understanding the complex relationships between Indigenous foodways, reconciliation, healing and health care. This 4-part, reflective course can be done individually or in collaboration with others.

The team I work with is completing the FIOM Learning Journey. It's fantastic!"- DC Network member

Sign up for Nourish: The Food our Medicine Learning Journey.

2) Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions  of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers.

"Listening to Robin's words and the way she weaves Indigenous wisdom with science has helped me discover a deeper appreciation of food, the concept of reciprocity, and the way all living things are interconnected. If you've read or listened to it too, I'd love to know what it was like for you!"  - Nicole Spencer, DC staff member

Read more about the book and watch a 6-min video here.

We want to hear from you! 

What have you been listening to, watching, and reading when it comes to elevating Indigenous voices? Let us know by getting in touch at

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