Welcome to The Offering!
Kwey, Aanii, Boozjoo, Watchiya, Shé:kon, Hello!
Rebels in the Kitchen and Justine Cooks are excited to launch a new pilot series called The Offering! The Offering shares healthy recipes with traditional foods and touches on current events that impact First Nations food security – while doing what First Nations do best which is laugh, tell stories, cook, eat, and tease! 😝
Overhunting, poor land management, and logging are just some of the issues we face and you’ll see more in the episodes.
Join The Offering’s Facebook page, and watch Justine Cooks and her Anishinabe guests in their outside kitchens prepare Kokom’s beautiful fire-cooked moose and potatoes, and Mariah’s tender smoked fish (with a couple of little extras ) while creating smoke signals about some issues the governments have thrown under the rug and about issues within our communities.
What First Nations are facing also impacts everyone’s future. Let’s all face these issues together, internal and external alike – head-on…and why not do it while eating badass meals!?
We’re currently looking to secure funding to continue on with our work. To help us move forward we would love to hear from First Nations interested in sharing a local recipe that involves a traditional food that is being impacted by current events in their territory.
Funding for this pilot project was provided by the First Nations & Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services Canada.
Disclaimer: The information and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Department of Indigenous Services Canada, Government of Canada.
Co-Creator / Chef Host / Community Coordinator/ Project Ambassador
Justine is a trained chef and graduate of the culinary management program of Algonquin College and an Anishinabekwe residing in the Kitigan Zibi community.
Co-Creator / Executive Producer / Director / Production Designer / Screenwriter / Music Supervisor / Photographer
Don is the co-owner and project manager of Rebels in the Kitchen
Rawan Al Wadaa
Co-Creator / Art Director (Food)
Rawan is a co-owner and Head Chef of Rebels in the Kitchen, a trained chef, and a graduate of the culinary management program of Algonquin College.
Cinematography / Lead Editor
Join The Offering’s Facebook page, and watch Justine Cooks and her Anishinabe guests in their outside kitchens prepare kokom’s beautiful fire-cooked moose and potatoes, and Mariah’s tender smoked fish (with a couple of little extras ) while creating smoke signals about some issues the governments have thrown under the rug and about issues within our communities.
Meet Our Guests!
Episode 1 – Kokom’s Moose Recipe
Anishinabe Elder, Hunter, Storyteller Extraordinaire, Grandfather to Justine Deschenes.
Episode 2 – Mariah’s Smoked Fish
Mariah Miigwans (Leather Feather) Smith Chabot
Algonquin First Nation 💯, Cultural Ambassador, Creator of Miigwans Creations