Blog Category: Indigenous Land & Food

A Peace Valley Farmer’s View on Site C Dam

Posted by Moss Dance on March 18, 2016 1 Comment

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By Sage Birley I grew up under the impression that people in the south didn’t care about the struggles faced by people in the North East of the province.  But my perspective was shifted while visiting Vancouver, when I found out Kristin Henry was willing to go on a hunger strike to stop the Site C Dam. I have been so inspired by the work that the incredible women who have set up a camp in the front lawn of BC Hydro have done. So, while visiting Vancouver to see friends and family, I will be taking time to lend … Continue reading A Peace Valley Farmer’s View on Site C Dam

JOB: Head Farmer, Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 12, 2016

Tsswassen First Nations Farm School Organic Farm Practicum Students Harvesting Beans

The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Head Farmer- Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced farmer to join our team. As the Head Farmer, you will be directly responsible for and facilitate, under the direction of the TFN Farm School Coordinator, all aspects of market garden and orchard cultivation, raising livestock, direct marketing, and record keeping. You will work as a team member with the Farm School Coordinator, teachers, students, and other staff and can expect to supervise students, interns, and volunteers who assist in various capacities on … Continue reading JOB: Head Farmer, Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School, BC

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