Treaty 2 Territory – Knowledge Keepers Paul and Lillian Lynxleg have been seeding their own garden in Tootinaowaziibeeng Nation for 55 years. Growing up in Tootinaowaziibeeng, I as a child was taught to do chores, feed the animals and to grow your own food. There was no fast food, drive thru, or big stores for shopping. In our nation it was normal to see almost everyone putting in their garden and growing their own vegetables. My grampa gave us the teaching of respecting your animals by feeding and watering them before you ate your first meal. Growing up as a child, one of my chores was to help out in the garden, hoeing potatoes, weeding, and gathering the vegetables in the late summer. This was a family event with all members helping out with the harvest of gardens and wild game.
Teaching our young children and grandchildren how important it is to grow your own vegetables and live a healthy lifestyle. This will help instill pride and family participation in a healthy family and nation. Please take an opportunity to try to grow a garden for fresh vegetables and to use a teaching tool for our next generations.
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FNT2T (First Nations Treaty 2 Territory)
Last modified: May 19, 2021