Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants : An Inuit Elder's Perspective
by Aalasi Joamie, Rebecca Hainnu, Anna Ziegler
As a little girl in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Aalasi learned from her mother how to identify and harvest plants. Later, a mother herself, and living in Niaqunnguuq (Apex), she continued the practice, living off the land and passing her knowledge on to the next generation. In this introductory guide to traditional plant use‚ originally published as Walking with Aalasi‚ Aalasi shares her memories and knowledge of eighteen plants commonly found in the Canadian Arctic. From plant identification and environmentally respectful collection to traditional uses and recipes, Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants teaches readers how to reap the benefits of the natural world around them.