People & Culture

Chef Jenni Lessard: Learning Michif through traditional and contemporary food

Episode 4

One of Canada’s leading chefs and Indigenous food experts on why making traditional Métis foods, including the harvesting of local ingredients, helps contribute to the preservation of the Michif language and identity

  • Feb 23, 2021
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Jenni Lessard is one of Canada’s top chefs and is proud of her Saskatchewan Métis roots. In this episode, Lessard and host Leah Dorion talk about why making and processing traditional Métis foods, including the harvesting of local ingredients, helps contribute to the preservation of the Michif language and identity.  

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