In Winnipeg’s diverse West End neighbourhood, Feast Café and Bistro chef and owner Christa Bruneau-Guenther shows a commitment to community that is impressive. She believes in paying respect to the local plants and animals that nourish our bodies, while supporting First Nations people by employing those who may lack the skills otherwise required to work in the restaurant business.As one of only a handful of Canadian Indigenous-owned and operated restaurants — Bruneau-Guenther is a member of Peguis First Nation — Feast Café and Bistro specializes in dishing up traditional foods such as bison, wild rice, bannock and berries using ingredients from local producers.

The food is stick-to-your-ribs good with menu items that include homestyle bison chili, bison ribs, bannock pizzas, Indian tacos, and pickerel sliders. There’s even a small menu for ‘Little Tomahawks.’