Blog Category: Indigenous Land & Food

Food Sovereignty: Indigenous Food, Land and Heritage

Posted by Kristen Nammour on October 22, 2015

Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference, Working Group for Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Author: Dawn Morrison, Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty “Food will be what brings the people together”. –Secwepemc Elder, Jones Ignace. There is still lots of work to do to protect the remaining fragments of our bio-cultural heritage in the land and food system, and we need people of all creeds and cultures to stand strong in solidarity with Indigenous peoples, in these critically powerful times of transformation and change. Indigenous Land Ethic In contrast to colonialist notion of terra nullius that fails to recognize the sophisticated land and food system that existed in North America prior to contact with European settlers, Indigenous … Continue reading Food Sovereignty: Indigenous Food, Land and Heritage

OCTOBER 2-3: 8th Annual Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference, Tsaxis, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on September 23, 2015

Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference

JOIN the 8th Annual Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference – Hosted by Kwakiutl First Nation & Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities Indigenous Food Network WHEN: October 2nd and 3rd, 2015 WHERE: Tsaxis, BC (Fort Rupert) SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The Kwakiutl First Nation will host the 8th Annual Traditional Foods Conference. On October 2nd and 3rd the Kwakiutl will welcome you to T1 sax̱is – Fort Rupert and, Dła̱ksiwe’ – Cluxewe Campground/Resort. T” sax̱is & Dła̱ ksiwe’ are two of the principle villages of the Kwakiutl Nation since time immemorial. Both are rich in cultural history and food resources of the old people including sacred sites, clam beaches, root gardens, … Continue reading OCTOBER 2-3: 8th Annual Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference, Tsaxis, BC