Some sources say that the name stemmed from the Cree Nation, but this energy-filled food has historically been used by many Indigenous people at home and while out on journeys.


• 4 cups lean meat

• 3 cups dried fruit (apricots, raisins, blueberries, cherries, dates, or whatever is available).

• 2 cups rendered fat*

• Unsalted nuts

• Dash of honey

• Optional: dried kale, salt.


1. Heat oven to 180 degrees.

2. Spread whatever meat you chose (deer, beef, caribou or moose)

on a baking sheet.

3. Dry in the oven at 180 °F for at least eight hours, or until crispy.

4. Cool m...

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