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Pandemic highlights role of traditional foods in hard times – The Battlefords News-Optimist

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 202047 Views

June 26, 2020

Last November, University of Saskatchewan student Jill George’s father saw a moose step across the back lot of the family’s acreage near Meadow Lake.

Her brother hurried after it, hopping on a quad and shooting the animal in the bush. George and her family spent an hour cutting the meat and removing the hide, before hauling it back home. They saved the hide for last, dragging its weight through the bush.

“It’s a lot of hard work to get out all the meat and prepare it properly,” she said. “I think it goes a long way.”

It would help provide for her families’ households well into the pandemic, saving money and offering a stable source of healthy food as they entered uncertain times.

As George returned to school, her family butchered the meat. The experience resonated with her.

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