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Alaskan Plants as Food & Medicine

Regional symposiums promoting traditional plant knowledge and ethical harvesting

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. To help bridge this gap, ANTHC’s Health Promotion program supports trainings and regional symposiums to promote traditional plant knowledge, ethical harvesting and traditional ways of gathering and growing our own food. 2018 Regional Plant Symposiums   Interior Region Yukon Plants as Food & Medicine symposium hosted by Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments July 28-29 in Fort Yukon, Alaska Southcentral Region Tikahtnu Plants Symposium hosted by Southcentral Foundation August 1-2 in Anchorage, Alaska Stay tuned Plants as Food & Medicine symposium coming in spring 2019, hosted by the Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome.   If you have further questions or your region is interested in hosting a plant symposium, please contact ANTHC Health Promotion, Wellness & Prevention at 907-729-3634. ANTHC’s Health Promotion, Wellness & Prevention wants to thank you for your time and shared interest in Alaskan Plants as Food & Medicine. Our combined efforts to promote traditional plant knowledge and ethical harvesting helps to ensure that our future generations are knowledgeable in regards to the nutritional and healing benefits of plants.

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