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Cooking for Reconciliation Pop-up Restaurant Vancouver
Fri, 3 March 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
Cooking for Reconciliation is a journey toward Truth and Reconciliation using Indigenous foods to create a better understanding of pre-colonial Indigenous culture and the impact of colonization.
Our traditional foods have the ability to nourish and cultivate awareness and compassion. That is the real heart and soul of Indigeneity. How we think and conceptualize ourselves. How we tell one another about ourselves and how we create beauty, comfort, food, art, tradition, song and story telling. ~ Rich Francis
Since 2010, Rich Francis has been working to raise the profile of modern indigenous cuisine. A member of the Tetlit Gwich’in & Tuscarora Nations; born to his Gwich’in father and Haudenosaunee mother, originally from Fort McPherson, N.W.T. and now living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Former Top Chef Canada Finalist, Rich currently operates his catering business and is looking forward to opening his restaurant, 7th Fire.
Ocean Wise has partnered in sponsorship. Overfishing is the biggest threat our oceans face today. The Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice. With over 680 Ocean Wise partners with thousands of locations across Canada, Ocean Wise makes it easy for consumers to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come.
Skwachays Lodge Hotel and Gallery is a social enterprise owned and operated through Vancouver Native Housing Society. On the main floor a beautiful gallery, and the top two floors, 18 gorgeous boutique hotel rooms. Skwachays Lodge Hotel & Gallery profits provide the monthly subsidy for 24 First Nations artist live/work studios.
*Dining room reservations will be limited to an intimate seating of 20 guests per reservation times
Instagram: @7thfire @skwachayslodge