TARA DANTOUZEAdapting for the Next Gen: First Nation’s using Traditional Knowledge, Data, Technology to push the boundaries in NTFP


During this presentation, Tara will share her experience using two types of knowledge systems to create a sustainable community-based project called The Wild Basket.


Tara Dantouze is a Denesuline (Den-eh-soo-lin-eee) and Anishnaabe woman who graduated from the Indigenous Studies program at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. Tara is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys fishing, cycling, hiking and camping. Tara has been a part of the development of the project initiative called The Wild Basket in Timiskaming First Nation. Her passion and vision for The Wild Basket project is to connect the traditional knowledge of our ancestors to the next generation by harvesting edible forest foods. Tara believes that a project like The Wild Basket can be a great tool for communities who want to pursue environmental, economic, and cultural projects to strengthen their community.


Samir Chaid Draa

Dirce Leimi Komura

Véronique Cloutier