Food has always been a weapon of the colonizer. From the repulsive nutrition experiments they performed on students in residential schools to the food rations they gave us and commodity foods we had to sustain us on reserves. They stripped us of our hunting and fishing territories, took away our agriculture, ability to move and use fertile land, and then forced us to live off flour/salt/sugar. All of that tampers with our ability to self sustain, and is in itself a form of genocide. They starved us. They are slowly killing us with diabetes and heart disease. Animal rights activists continue to remain uninformed about sustainable hunting practices and instead impose western forms of thinking in order to "civilize us."
Coordinator: Aboriginal Student Resource Centre at Concordia University