Cooking for Reconciliation is a journey toward Truth and Reconciliation using Indigenous foods to create a better understanding of pre-colonial Indigenous culture and the impact of colonization.
Our traditional foods have the ability to nourish and cultivate awareness and compassion. That is the real heart and soul of Indigeneity. How we think and conceptualize ourselves. How we tell one another about ourselves and how we create beauty, comfort, food, art, tradition, song and story telling. ~ Rich Francis
Since 2010, Rich Francis has been working to raise the profile of modern indigenous cuisine. A member of the Tetlit Gwich’in & Tuscarora Nations; born to his Gwich’in father and Haudenosaunee mother, originally from Fort McPherson, N.W.T. and now living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Former Top Chef Canada Finalist, Rich currently operates his catering business and is looking forward to opening his restaurant, 7th Fire.
Skwachays Lodge Hotel and Gallery are two social enterprises owned and operated through Vancouver Native Housing Society which work to support 24 Artist-in-Residence through subsidation of rent. On the main floor a beautiful gallery, and the top two floors, 18 gorgeous boutique hotel rooms.
*Dining room reservations will be limited to an intimate seating of 20 guests per reservation times
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Skwachays Lodge Hotel and Gallery
Organizer of Cooking for Reconciliation Pop-up Restaurant Vancouver
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Vancouver Boutique Hotel and Gallery that is Making a Difference “Skwachàys Lodge is an extraordinary boutique hotel and Canada’s first Aboriginal arts hotel. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s historic downtown this stunning addition to Vancouver’s urban landscape offers guests an authentic Aboriginal experience while providing the highest quality personalized service. Skwachays Lodge has been transformed using a sustainable model for supportive housing.