The FOOD WATER LIFE residency with lead artists, Lucy and Jorge Orta, took place at The Banff Centre from January 18th to March 1st, 2015. The seventeen-person cohort consisted of artists, architects, fashion designers, anthropologists, curators, and writers. During this residency, I further developed research on the local foodscape of Banff and the surrounding area. I am interested in how the tourism industry appropriates (or ignores) food from local Native cultures such as the Blackfoot and Stoney Nakoda. This research coupled with a curatorial initiative featuring work from the FOOD WATER LIFE cohort will be part of a larger written work on food and place.