Black currant

Ital Katz
Gwichya Gwich'in Name: 
deetree jàk
Teetł’it Gwich’in Name:: 
deetree jàk
Latin Name: 
Ribes hudsonianum

As food

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)