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Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine training coming to Kotzebue and Kenai

August 11, 2017

Each year, the Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine symposium, hosted by ANTHC’s Health Promotion program, helps promote traditional plant knowledge, ethical harvesting and traditional ways of gathering and growing our own food. This is an important way to share our traditional knowledge; as the reliance upon imported foods has increased over recent generations and as educational dynamics have shifted, a gap in the knowledge, skills and practice related to Alaskan plants as food and medicine has widened.

This year, ANTHC will support regional Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine symposia rather than hosting an Anchorage-based, statewide symposium.

Regional symposia will occur in the following communities:

Kotzebue: Sept. 6-8, more information available from Maniilaq Association

Kenai: Sept. 16-17, more information available from Kenaitze Indian Tribe

For more information on Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine, visit

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