A Testament to the Strength of the Métis
Our Daily Food
Food provided to children at residential schools was often leftovers, poor quality, and lacked nutritious fresh items such as fruit while clergy/instructors were given nutritious meals.
What message is sent to children when they are not given the same standard of care as other Canadian children? How would the loss of traditional food affect children? What effect does constant hunger have on growing children?
If you were raised in a residential school and often there was not enough food to eat – how would this affect you as an adult?
Learn More About:
Canada’s Indigenous Food Guide
The dark history of Canada’s Food Guide: How experiments on Indigenous children shaped nutrition policy | CBC Radio
For more information:
Chatting About Métis Food Sovereignty
Food as a Weapon in the Residential School System