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The Boreal Herbal

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Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North... ..is an indispensable guide to identifying and using northern plants for food and medicine. Whether you're hiking in remote areas or gardening in your backyard, this easy-to-use handbook will help you recognize and use fifty-five common wild plants that have extraordinary healing properties. With The Boreal Herbal you will learn how to soothe pain with willow, staunch bleeding with yarrow, treat a urinary-tract infection with bearberry, and create a delicate and uplifting skin cream from sweetgrass. Author Beverley Gray has also included dozens of healthy and delicious recipes, including Wild-Weed Spanakopita, Dandelion Wine, and Cranberry-Mint Muffins. "This is not a book. It is a prayer. It is a psalm. It is a window into the past. It is a glimpse of the future. It is awesome beauty. It is roots digging deep and flowers flying free. It is fact and fancy, medicine and myth. If you open it, you will have to buy it, for this is a feast you will want to eat slowly, to savor, to relish, to return to again and again. A great guide to green blessings in green ways written by a true wise woman." —Susun S Weed, herbalist, author: Wise Woman Herbal Series


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The Great Bear Gift Shop is attached to the museum and carries traditional arts and crafts made by Aboriginal people from the Sahtu region and greater Northwest Territories.

A variety of hand-made items can be purchased such as beaded moose hide moccasins and mukluks, beaded and embroidered moose hide mitts, and original paintings and carvings by well-known local artists such as Peter Lafferty of Fort Good Hope, and Bobby Manuel and the late Bern Will Brown of Colville Lake.


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Artist Profile: Florence Horassi

Monday Jul 14 2014

Florence was born in Tulita where she was taught by her sister to make traditional clothing for her father, brothers and herself. More recently her children and grandchildren inspire her...

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