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The fern that makes you fat: access to traditional foods in the Canadian oil sands

Janelle Baker Alberta, Canada   Introduction: the big flame   Figure 1. Virginia Stewart holding Dryopteris expansa at Pelican Portage Elder Virginia Stewart from Bigstone Cree Nation crouched down near her family’s derelict home to pull out a “spreading wood fern” or “broad spinulose shieldfern” (Dryopteris expansa) (see Turner et al. 1992) frond and fresh roots, […]