Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Gathering - Gathering-Berries, herbs and plant foods are gathered (or put up) in various times of the year. Women put up a variety of berries that grow in almost every part of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation Traditional Territory that encompasses Southern Yukon, Northern British Columbia and Alaska. Most of the berries picked were mixed in grease with dried meat or fish and cached away and used only when food was low, especially in the winter months.
Traditional Medicines-The land not only serves as our grocery store, but also as our hospital and pharmacy. We know that if we take care of the land, the land will take care of us. This relationship with the land ensures that the land gives us the medicines and herbs, as well as physical and psychological healing that our people need. Most of our people understand how to gather basic medicines, and we have people that have a wealth of knowledge about the medicines that the land provides.

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