MONTREAL — We all learned the benefits of sharing in kindergarten, but the Inuit community takes that philosophy to new heights as evidenced in a recent Montreal Gazette story about kuakuviks, or community freezers stocked with communal meat.
Writer Monique Polak examines the tradition, talking to people who practise it in the town of Akulivik, north of Montreal. Here locals have access to free indigenous meat. “Some people think when you share your food, you’sre losing something. But it’s not that way for us. When you help people, you get more,” the town’s deputy mayor, Henry Quissa, told Polak.
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