Deer Students,

For the First Peoples of the Salish Sea our traditional cuisine is more than food, they are also our greatest teachers. With that in mind, this November we held a gathering at the Muckleshoot Tribal College to do some skill share and to learn from our teacher the Deer. It was all things deer- field dressing, hide tanning, barbequing, meat processing and canning. Even the bones were used to make a healing broth (recipes coming soon). These traditional skill share classes are a hands on physical practice that gives participants a more intimate knowledge of deer and ultimately the land.
You can watch this video created by Louie Gong to hear more about the day.  Go ahead, you know you want to…


Traditional Technology – Processing a Deer from Louie Gong on Vimeo.


  1. Malik Yakini wrote:

    Great to see that you arte keeping your traditions alive!

  2. I will have to keep a close eye on your blogs so that I don’t miss another get together like this. Great job guys! Leslie

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