Building diabetes-free healthy communities

Gifts from our Relations

The National Indigenous Diabetes Association (NIDA) presents this resource booklet entitled “Gifts from our Relations”, which consists of commonly consumed traditional foods (plants/animals) that are Indigenous to our lands.



Leaner than other red meats


High in protein and low in saturated fat


Wild Rice

Healthy carbohydrate that is higher in protein

The Caroline Daigneault Diabetes Shkaabe Award

The National Indigenous Diabetes Association is eternally grateful to Caroline for her contributions to our organization. Caroline shared her knowledge and wisdom with respect, love, and kindness. Caroline volunteered her time in her community to bring Elders and others together to share about their experiences with diabetes and to help people on their journeys.

Caroline Daigneault

Elder & Grandmother