The food we obtain from hunting, or what we call country food, contributes to our health and it gives us a sense of wellness by providing us with a way to participate in our culture. It is while hunting and living on the land that our elders teach responsibility and the skills that give us confidence.

The time we spend on the land helps restore our inner harmony and balance. It also helps maintain our mental and physical well-being. Much of the time we spend with our family and friends happens while we are out hunting, preparing the country foods, and taking part in meals. Eating land foods helps us to feel whole. It keeps us "in tune" with nature.
Inuit Tapirisat of Canada

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