B.2 Coast Salish Ethnobotany and Lessons for Food System ResiliencyT. Abe Lloyd, Katrina Poppe

Food is a nexus point for our relationship with the environment. Just as "we are what we eat," our landscape reflects our food choices and our values. For ten thousand years or more, Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest have enjoyed a diet and relationship with the lands and waters of this bountiful bioregion that is very different from that of the settler Americans.hands holding camas bulbs

We will introduce some of the most important indigenous food systems, from halibut fishing to root gardens, and discuss their environmental sustainability.roots and fishhooks