strawberry pemmican

Big Stone Cree Nation Chef Ian Gladue’s Mitsoh bridges the gap between tradition and taste.

Their pemmican blends Indigenous knowledge with delicious flavours, ensuring respect for heritage with every bite.


Chef Ian Gladue, from Big Stone Cree Nation near Wabasca, formed Mitsoh in 2018 as a way to bring traditional Indigenous foods to the world. (The word “mitsoh” literally means “eat” in Cree/Nehiyaw.) He and his business partner, Brandon Markiw, now offer traditional pemmican strips: delicious high-protein, easily packable snacks of dried, smoked meat.

Here, taste goes hand in hand with tradition. Gladue and Markiw present every product to their community’s Elders through traditional protocol and ceremony, ensuring everything is made ethically and respectfully.

The newest addition to the Mitsoh lineup, Maple Strawberry is the third flavoured pemmican on offer. (Maple Blueberry and Maple Saskatoon Berry were the first two.) You can find them all online at in individual serving packs, cartons of 18 or bulk packs of 20. Learn more about Gladue in “Indigenous Food Stories” on Page 14.

Mitsoh Strawberry Pemmican | Select Sobeys/Safeway, select Save On Foods, Amaranth Foods, Community Natural Foods | $4.99