Although not commonly found in the Gwich’in Settlement Region, the black berries of this plant are strong tasting and usually are picked for food in late summer. They make good jam. A tea can also be made using dried leaves and berries. In the winter, the stems can be collected and made into a tea.
Source: Andre, Alestine and Alan Fehr, Gwich'in Ethnobotany, 2nd ed. (2002)