We had the opportunity to talk with Andre Morriseau from NationTalk about our work at āria foods and the potential of indigenous people working together globally. Go here to listen.
The work of āria foods was recently featured in the Huffington Post. The article was written by Jean Paul (JP) Gladu. He is currently the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) based in Toronto. Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay JP is a member of the Sand Point First Nation located on the eastern shores of Lake Nipigon.
In November indigenous people from all over the world met in Guatemala City, Guatemala for the 5th Annual World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF). Its aim was to bring together indigenous businesses to talk about global opportunities and the benefits of both trading amongst ourselves and together to meet global demands. āria foods was given as an example of work being done now to achieve this goal.
We have just added a wonderful product range for Manawa Honey. Their honey comes from a precious place - Ruatahuna, which is known as Te Manawa-o-Te-Ika-a-Maui, the Heart of Maui’s Fish. The name refers to the exploits of Maui, an ancestor from ancient mythologies, who pulled up a huge fish from the depths of the Pacific Ocean, that was transformed to become the North Island of New Zealand, as we know it today.
Ruatahuna is located in the heart of a vast region of remote untouched native forests known as Te Urewera which extends for over 200,000 hectares. Te Urewera is the homeland of the tribe Tuhoe, known for holding fast to cultural tradition. Te Urewera is also a region with different types of flora that is the perfect home for keeping bees and producing pure and natural honey.
Find out more at www.manawahoney.co.nz