Province underwrite Nuu-chah-Nulth buy local project

The Ministry of Agriculture announced that the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is receiving $25,000 in buy-local program funding.

  • Sep. 5, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Nuu-chah-nulth nations are getting in on a provincial buy-local initiative.

The Ministry of Agriculture announced that the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is receiving $25,000 in buy-local program funding.

The money will be used to underwrite the tribal council’s T’aaq-wiihak initiative, which sees fish caught on the West Coast and marketed to restaurants, processors and consumers.

T’aaq-wiihak is a Nuu-chah-nulth word meaning “fishing with permission of the chiefs”.

No information was available about which five tribes are participating.

The money is part of $118,000 that has been distributed to five different Island organizations including the BC Salmon Marketing Council, the Victoria Downtown Public Market Society, the Sooke Region Food Community Health Initiative and the BC Salmon Farmers Association.

The buy local progam offers successful applicants matching funds up to $100,000 to launch or expand local food marketing campaigns.

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