How To Guides


We all want to make a difference – to make the world a better place, for now and the future. Getting started can seem overwhelming at first but it doesn’t have to be!  Use one of these How-To Guides to Take Action and live iff! Every positive action takes us closer to our vision – when the Earth is healthy, our Indigenous Foods thrive and so do we!

Have you ever thought about growing your own delicious food or composting your food scraps to reduce your own waste?

Like the iff! digital stories and want to give it a try?  The How-To Guide here will get you started!

Wondering where to start to provide your Indigenous foods?

Share your ideas and your own how-to ideas in the comments below. Join the Movement! Live iff!


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Learn How To Be A Water Leader

Why not become a water leader?  Here's how.
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Learn How to Host Your Own Water Workshop

Want to show water some love?  Learn how to host your own water workshop. Help your students prepare for their water actions using these worksheets that our Water I <3 U leaders used for their action planning. Getting Started Worksheets will help you start thinking through the water issues and traditions in your own community. The worksheet Thinking Through My Action will help you break down your water action idea into manageable steps so you can get started.  Next, use these More Details Worksheets to dig into more details on partnerships, plan your communication, and break down your expenses. Use the Final Prep Worksheets  as you complete your water action prep!
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Learn How to Protect Indigenous Foods

Be IFF!  Learn how to protect indigenous foods so you and your community can enjoy them forever.   Start here.  
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Learn How to Read a Map

If you can read a map you can see in your mind what a place looks like, know what landmarks and features you will pass along your way and get to new places easily and safely. Check it!  
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Learn How to Track Your Healthy Diet

Want to eat healthier but don't know where to start.  IFF can show you how.  It's easier than you think.  
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Learn How to Create A Digital Story

If you have ever thought you might want to tell your story on video but weren't sure where to start?  Or maybe you already make your own videos but a few pointers couldn't hurt.  Check this How To!  It's made for you.  
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Learn How to Compost

It’s really important to live iff! culture and compost. Compost adds nutrients and increases the health of soil, and healthy soil means healthy foods. That way, you can use compost to help grow the foods and medicines that feed us and keep us healthy!
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Learn How to Grow a Shared Garden

What would a garden mean for your school or community? A place to grow healthy indigenous foods to eat and share. A place where people connect with the land and each other. A place to learn. A place to live iff culture.  
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