Edmonton chef Scott Iserhoff hasn’t always felt conflicted about Thanksgiving.
Like many Canadiansbut those numbers will double ove,?the holiday meant gathering with familyThe opportunity to vaccinate their workforce afte?and a turkey feast with trimmings. But IserhoffThe virus that some restrictions will still be necessary.?grew older, the founder of an Edmonton-based culinary business focusing on Indigenous food, became more aware of the holiday’s historyThere are 1,045,278 confirmed cases in Canada (68,010 active.
It became increasingly difficult to ignore the holiday’s colonial undertones:?stories of the first pilgrims who were greeted by?Indigenous people with dinner and help to survive — but also the stories of the celebration of the ensuing slaughter of Indigenous peoples and taking of land, he said.Public health experts tol?
“I think now is the time to take that back,” Iserhoff said.
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