By meredithhamilton

Meredith enjoys pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, is not into health food, and is into champagne. She currently studies diabetes at UBC but is primarily found in the mountains or on the road. Words to live by: Do it right.. do it pink.


Kahnawake is a Mohawk community of 7000 people, located 12 miles north of Montreal, Quebec, on the bank of the St. Lawrence River. Originally settled in 1680, the community traditionally relied on fishing and hunting for food, as well as gathering corn, beans and squash from the area. However, despite the healthy meat and vegetable based diet of the past, today over 800 people (12%), between the age of 45 & 64, live with diabetes (1). Sixty percent of these people are living with major complications, such as blindness and kidney failure; 48% have heart disease as a result of…