Food is Medicine: The Wet’suwet’en Huntresses – FNHA

Mar 15, 2023

​Diane Creyke, Julie Vantunen and Ramona Naziel – all from Wet’suwet’n Territory – share their experiences, healing and vision for their “Huntress Camp”

Huntresses from the Wet’suwet’en Territory have joined forces to share their knowledge, culture, and hobbies with other women who are interested in learning about hunting. Many Wet’suwet’en women already hunt, so the idea to create an opportunity to share with other women was born.

The first Huntress Camp was hosted two years ago on Wet’suwet’en traditional lands with a handful of huntresses, including Julie Vantunen and Ramona Naziel, and one male hunter/cultural guide from each of the five Wet’suwet’en clans: Gil_seyhu (Big Frog), Laksilyu (Small Frog), Gitdumden (Wolf/Bear), Laksamshu (Fireweed), and Tsayu (Beaver Clan).

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