Jim’s latest interesting read: The Secwepemc use of wild plants (May 14 2015)
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With balsamroot sunflowers now blooming on hillsides throughout the Shuswap it is a good time to reflect on the use of these plants and others by the Secwepemc people for food, medicine, technology and ceremonies. The number of plant species utilized is estimated to be over 135 and these plants probably accounted for well over half of First Nations’ nutritional needs. Anecdotal evidence also points to the exceptional health benefits of diets that included native plants.