On August 23rd 2010 the T’Sou-ke First Nation invited many to join them in a day to celebrate the many gifts of their Territory. The day was to engage the youth and young people around their food, land and culture. Leader and passionate food champion Christine George organized the day with great joy and expertise. The day began with a welcome and prayer by Elders Shirley Alphonse and Linda Bristol. They settled us all together and helped us give thanks to Mother Earth and the Creator for the gifts of the food.
The day focused on hands on learning. All the participants we separated into gathering groups and set out to gather mussels, rockstickers, stickshoes and dig for clams. The food was scraped and cleaned and the food was boiled in some of the clam juice. We also made a delicious clam chowder on the beach. John was busy with the freshly caught salmon from Joe. John then lightly smoked and then BBQ'd the fish. It was the best fish we have ever had. We were also treated to freshly picked berry salad and fruit salad. Delicious.