With Salmon Festival fast approaching, our heritage book pick for September is čamus. The word čamus (pronounced chumus), is often used when talking about sweets or snacks, but can also be used to mean "very satisfying, when you've been well-fed". This book was produced by Uu-a-thluk (meaning "taking care of") a fisheries management organization run by Nuu-chah-nulth-aht.
The book contains tried and true seafood recipes from ku-us (people) throughout Nuu-chah-nulth hahoulthees (traditional territories) up and down the coast of Vancouver Island and down to Washington state.
This book can be ordered from the Uu-a-thluk website.