Country food

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Country food, in Canada, refers to the traditional diets of Aboriginal people (known in Canada as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit), especially in remote northern regions where Western food is an expensive import, and traditional foods are still relied upon.[1][2]

First Nations[edit]

For the traditional diets of each nation, see list of First Nations peoples.



Main article: Inuit diet

Inuit consume a diet of foods that are fished, hunted, and gathered locally. This may include caribou, walrus, ringed seal, bearded seal, beluga whale, polar bear, berries, and fireweed.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Usher, Peter J. "Evaluating Country Food in the Northern Native Economy". pp. 105–120. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  2. ^ Wein, Eleanor E., et al. (1990). "Food Consumption Patterns and Use of Country Foods by Native Canadians near Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada". Arctic 44 (3): 196–206. doi:10.14430/arctic1539. Retrieved 2014-01-28.