Feeding Body & Soul: Soup, Homemade Bread & Bannock (Students only)

Learn to cook a delicious, quick & inexpensive meal in this hands-on workshop, taste a sample and take some home for dinner!

We will be cooking a three-sisters soup and learning the teachings behind it, bannock (Indigenous fried bread) and how to make a quick and delicious bread recipe that will take industrialized bread off your grocery list!

Facilitators: John Croutch is a status Indian of mixed heritage. An Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) member of Wikwemikoong First Nation on his mother’s side and of German Canadian heritage on his father’s side. John currently works as an Indigenous Cultural Competency Trainer with HR & Equity and as a Standardized Patient Trainer with the Faculty of Medicine both at the University of Toronto. John ran his own restaurant for 9 years, closing in 2004 and recently received his Chef de Cuisine certificate from Liaison College.

Lee Maracle – born in North Vancouver, Lee Maracle is a member of the St o: lo nation.  She is the author of a number of award winning and critically acclaimed literary works. She is co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award winning My Home as I Remember.  Maracle has published in some of the most prestigious anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide.  She is Traditional Teacher for First Nations House at U of T. and teaches in the Indigenous Studies program.  She holds an honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University, is a Senior Fellow of Massey College, U of T, a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and the Order of Canada. Maracle has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at four universities. She holds three teaching awards and seven writing awards, including the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and is a finalist for the prestigious Neustadt award, often referred to as the American Nobel.

A collaboration of Student Life Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Training, First Nations House and the Family Care Office.