Fruit and nut tree program aims to promote food sovereignty in Wabanaki communities – CBC

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Fruit and nut tree program aims to promote food sovereignty in Wabanaki communities – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202240 Views

U.S.-based non-profit plans to distribute fruit trees north of the border

Sep 23, 2022

A U.S.-based Indigenous non-profit is trying to help Wabanaki communities have access to sustainable foods by distributing fruit and nut trees.

Nibezun is based in Passadumkeag, Maine, roughly 50 kilometres northeast of Bangor, and is offering up to 300 beach plum, elderberry or American hazelnut trees to interested community members.

The Wabanaki Confederacy consists of the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Abenaki nations.

Kassidy Bernard is L’nu (Mi’kmaw for person of the land) from We’koqma’q First Nation, about 240 kilometres northeast of Halifax, and uses they/them pronouns.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/wabanaki-food-trees-nibezun-1.6591557

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