Our Story

Founder, Felicia Dewar (right) and older sister.

Our Story

Felicia: My mother is ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ nêhiyaw-iskwêw (Cree woman) from Sucker Creek First Nation. She is a 60s Scoop survivor and my sisters and I suffer from intergenerational trauma. This is difficult to write but important to my story. My mother left when I was young and we were relegated to yearly visits. Some of the best memories I have of this time is mealtime and sharing our food with extended family.

Bannock making is personal. A recipe passed down from a kokum – fried, baked or cooked over an open fire. Its uses are varied – used in indian tacos or with butter and saskatoon jam, or cinnamon sugar as a treat. It is one very simple way I can share what little I know about my heritage with my children.

Quite a few years ago now, I met a woman who would be instrumental in my journey towards finding my heritage and culture. Lisa Savill, a long-forgotten neighbour when I was 8-10 years old, walked back into my life. Lisa is the wife of a proud Metis man and children and someone I am honoured to call friend.

During one of our visits, we decided to make bannock and test many of the different recipes we were aware of. Serving the final product to our families with rave reviews, Lisa suggested I begin sharing this traditional food with others. A Gathering of People was born.

Felicia Dewar, Founder

“Looks and tastes delicious.”

A Gathering of People Customer

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