is a collaborative project with The Regina Foodbank. Our team gathers on a weekly basis to make and provide our community with a hot meal. We make over 300 meals and distribute them in two locations in Regina - Pepsi Park and Victoria Park. Our goal is to make this program fully sustainable by harvesting our meat and growing our own vegetables.
The Buffalo Harvest Ceremony.
This ceremony provides the community with an opportunity to eat a food source that our ancestors depended on for generations. As Indigenous people, our connection to the buffalo has been a vital piece of who we are. Together, we are reclaiming this practice for our people to help work against food insecurity. These harvests also provide an opportunity for our Indigenous youth to participate and experience their cultural practices and lineage. Together we harvest the buffalo for the soupbowl sunday program.
We are proud to share our Cultural Collaborators program, which is designed to provide cultural programming to Indigenous youth within other organizations. Our goal is to support these agencies in their reconciliation efforts by providing meaningful and educational experiences for their youth and staff.
As a program based in reconciliation, we are careful in selecting the agencies we work with. We aim to build and maintain kinship relationships while navigating these spaces and working with employees who share the collective responsibility of reconciliation.
Our cultural programming is similar to what we offer in our regular programming, including ribbon skirt making, ribbon shirt making, moss bags, hide tanning and more. We also offer workshops on traditional medicines and their harvesting and utilization and ceremonial protocols.
We believe that by providing cultural programming to Indigenous youth within other organizations, we can create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all. We are excited to work with you and provide these valuable experiences to your youth and staff.
Thank you for your interest in our Cultural Collaborators program. We look forward to collaborating with you.
We are excited to introduce our Pekiwewin Program, which is a partnership between TCS and The Treaty Land Sharing Network for land access. The program offers unique learning opportunities on and with the land, promoting a deeper understanding and connection to the environment.
Our goal is to build capacity to host week-long camps for Indigenous youth-in-care, as well as create longer land engagement opportunities for the TCS community and other organizations to attend. Land access is critical infrastructure for TCS to realize its mission and vision.
As part of the program, we will offer a range of workshops, including hide preparation and tanning, medicine walks/harvesting, chopping wood, and more. We will also teach vital skills such as hunting, fishing, trapping, harvesting and dressing animals, and survival techniques.
Our program will also provide teachings on the relationship to the land, Indigenous rights, and ceremonies and protocols for and with the land. We believe that by creating an immersive and educational experience, we can inspire a deeper appreciation and respect for the environment.
We are excited to offer this program and look forward to welcoming you to our land. Thank you for your interest in the Pekiwewin Program.