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James Dakota Smith-The Ways of our Elders


James speaks of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre and its importance for bringing a sense of community to urban indigenous youth. The center involves the youth in a community garden as well as connects with the youth through traditional foods. James believes that traditional food is medicine and his people require it for their well-being. He discusses the negative health effects as a result of consumption of non-traditional foods and how his people need to return to the ways of his elders.

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