Indigenous and Traditional Alaska

Department of Environmental Conservation Traditional Foods Poster

The below posters are a great source of information on the inclusion of Traditional Alaska foods into your childcare center. Here you will find guidance on the acceptance, preparation, storage, and processing of donated meats, fish, and plants.

Department of Environmental Conservation Traditional Foods Tool Kit

The below tool kit offers further detailed guidance on serving healthy traditional foods in food service programs with guidelines for accepting and processing donated plants and game.

Aleutian Pribilof Island Association, Inc. QaQamiigux Head Start Traditional Foods Preschool Curriculum

This wonderful curriculum by the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. provides lessons and activities that ECE providers can implement to teach the culturally relevant nutrition of foods in the region.

State of Alaska, Division of Agriculture Blueberry Harvesting and Activity Guide

This resource is chock full of tips on how to get your children and their families out harvesting and preserving blueberries, fun activities, recipes and facts.

US Highbush Blueberry Council Lifecycle of a Blueberry

This is a great visual aid that demonstrates the growth blueberries bushes go through to produce their fruit. This is easily incorporated into lessons about blueberries and their role in traditional Alaska diets.

Alaska Native Health Consortium Store Outside Your Door

The Store Outside Your Door webisode series highlights traditional foods from around the state. Each webisode takes you through the harvesting process and into the kitchen to prepare a traditional dish, with a contemporary twist.

Alaska WIC Program Tundra to Table video and mini magazines

This link will take you to a series of Tundra to Table YouTube videos and Tundra Plant Mini-Magazines. Both are filled with facts and activities to help guide your children in learning more about traditional Native Alaskan foods and their uses. The resources are located about halfway down the page under Nutrition Resources.