Resources/ Links

There are many great resources available on-line about traditional foods. Some websites are included below:

 

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Native Diabetes Wellness Program, Traditional Foods- Links to great resources (books, educational materials, posters, etc.) on traditional foods and the prevention of diabetes:http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/projects/ndwp/traditional-foods.htm

Unalaska from My Point of View– includes some recipes and information about Unalaska area: http://unalaska.wordpress.com/

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Store Outside Your Door– has great videos on preparing traditional foods in a contemporary way. Aleutian communities of Akutan and Sand Point are featured in several videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/ANTHCStoreOutside

Alaska Traditional Knowledge and Native Foods Database– has a database of information on traditional foods related to nutrition, contamination, harvest and consumption data: http://www.nativeknowledge.org/start.htm

Atkan Birds– This book is written about the birds that Moses Dirks can definitely identify in Native for Atka island: http://ankn.uaf.edu/Resources/course/view.php?id=18

Unangam Hitnisangin/Unangam Hitnisangis/Aleut Plants– The late Nadesta Golley of Atka wrote At{amHitnisangis/Atkan Plants as the fourteenth in a series of books in Unangam tunuu for Atkan Educational Materials published in 1973 through Alaska State Operated Schools: http://ankn.uaf.edu/ANCR/Aleut/Unangam/UnangamHitnisangin/

Aleut Cultural Atlas– Includes recorded and transcribed interviews with Elders from the Aleutian and Pribilof region on topics such as weather, subsistence, preparing foods, hunting and gathering, storytelling, survival, and utilizing resources: http://ankn.uaf.edu/CulturalAtlases/mod/glossary/view.php?id=215

Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples– This book details the nutritional properties, botanical characteristics and ethnic uses of traditional food plants of indigenous Canadian Peoples: ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/nonfao/other/ai215e/ai215e00.pdf

University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service: Preserving Alaska’s Bounty- Contains a series of web-based flash learning modules on topics such as preserving local foods through canning, drying, pickling and freezing: http://www.uaf.edu/files/ces/preservingalaskasbounty/

Northwest Territories Traditional Food Fact Sheet Series- An educational booklet of 49 fact sheets produced in Canada about traditional foods and the nutritional benefits: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/health/62512.pdf