as Food & Medicine
“Preserving our Bounty”
September 11-13, 2016
The APFM Symposium is organized by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). ANTHC operates with the belief that the answers to our communities’ challenges lie in the communities themselves. With strategically engaged partners, this symposium will promote dialogue with indigenous knowledge and facilitation methods.
The goal of APFM is to promote traditional plant knowledge and ethical harvesting. As the reliance upon imported foods has increased over recent generations and as educational dynamics have shifted, a gap in the knowledge, skills, and practice related to Alaskan plants as food and medicine has widened. This year’s symposium will provide opportunities to share traditional knowledge and promote healthy lifestyles.
By attending this symposium, participants will be able to:
- Describe how to sustain more natural resources by connecting with culture, environment, and increase self-sufficiency.
- Employ best practices and knowledge for a higher intake of nutrient dense foods.
- Identify ways to engage in higher levels of physical activity.
- Identify ways to improve mental health and overall well-being.
We look forward to an outstanding and celebratory gathering. Can’t wait to see you there!
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Health Promotion Program
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