Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants: An Inuit Elder’s Perspective

Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants: An Inuit Elder’s Perspective

Revised edition of Walking with Aalasi : An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants

As a little girl in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Aalasi Joamie learned from her mother how to identify and harvest plants. Later, a mother herself and living in Niaqunnguuq, she continued the practice, living off the land and passing her knowledge on to the next generation. In this introductory guide to traditional plant use—originally published as Waling with Aalasi—Aalasi shares her memories and knowledge of eighteen plants commonly found in the Canadian Arctic

From plant identification and environmentally respectful collection to traditional uses and recipes, Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants teaches readers how to reap the benefits of the natural world around them.

Written by Aalasi Joamie, Anna Ziegler, and Rebecca Hainnu

April 2018

ISBN: 978-1-77227-170-6 | $24.95 | 7 .5″ x 7 .5″ | 128 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Trade paperback | Bilingual Inuktitut and English | Revised edition of Walking with Aalasi: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants 978-0-97821-867-6