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Welcome to Food Is Our Medicine, Healthy First Nations
The Food Is Our Medicine Project is a partnership between the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Seneca Diabetes Foundation (SDF). Although independent of the Seneca Nation, the SDF works to raise money to fund Seneca Nation health, wellness and recreation programs in order to positively affect the impact diabetes has on Seneca people of all ages.
Community volunteers help plan, orchestrate and maintain our community gardens, events, and outreach. Our goal is to revitalize our traditional Native foods.
The Elders’ sharing brings everyone together. Monthly topics include traditional medicines, garden planning and native plants significant to our culture. Elders teach respect and ethics for honoring Mother Earth.
We are improving our environment by restoring, preserving and maintaining our local indigenous plants.
The goal of the Youth Mentoring Program is to receive traditional knowledge from knowledge holders, apply it, and show other youth how to apply it.
Food Is Our Medicine hosts events such as the Indigenous Food Challenge, Food Is Our Medicine 5K Run, annual plants sale, and Farm-to-Table cooking demonstrations.