Blog Category: Indigenous Land & Food

OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 02, 2020

About the National Farmers Union Convention 2020 What a year 2020 has been! Throughout, the National Farmers Union has continued to work diligently on behalf of family and cooperative farmers and progressive eaters and thinkers across Canada.  calling for measures to support family and cooperative farms fighting for farmers and farmers markets to be recognized as essential services highlighting the importance of localized food systems speaking for the health of all workers in the food system including farmers, migrant workers, inspectors and processors In addition, the NFU has created a Vision of a post-COVID Food System that we look forward … Continue reading OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

Apply Now for KPU Farm Schools 2021

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 22, 2020

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University Farm Schools is accepting applications for their 2021 Tsawwassen First Nation and Richmond Farm School programs! All backgrounds and experiences welcome, no prerequisites required. Click Here to Apply – kpu.ca/farmschools   KPU Farm Schools consists of Tsawwassen First Nation and Richmond. Each farm school offers its own distinct 7-8 month program that provides students with a strong foundation in the principals and practices of regenerative farming. These programs focus on hands on, experiential learning alongside industry professionals, supported by classroom learning to prepare students for a career in the industry.  Which Farm School is right for you? Tsawwassen First … Continue reading Apply Now for KPU Farm Schools 2021

Support Sovereign Seeds: Indigenous-led Seed Crisis Response Circle

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 03, 2020

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Covid-19 has had tremendous impacts on food security, with disproportionate impacts on Indigenous people due to pre-existing injustices. Sovereign Seeds has responded by launching a Covid-19 Indigenous Seed Crisis Response Circle to collaboratively grow ancestral seed crops and lovingly re-distribute them to Indigenous individuals and initiatives who need them. About the COVID-19 Indigenous Seed Crisis Response Circle “In response to the preexisting food insecurities intensified by COVID-19, Sovereign Seeds is facilitating the COVID-19 Indigenous Seed Crisis Response Circle, an Indigenous seed stewardship collective operating with a commitment to nurture Indigenous seed varieties for improved seed health and access through and … Continue reading Support Sovereign Seeds: Indigenous-led Seed Crisis Response Circle

REMOTE JOB: CANADA – Indigenous Climate Action, Director of Operations

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 30, 2020

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Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is looking for someone with passion, who enjoys working on a team, setting precedents, and is committed to true Indigenous Climate Justice to serve as its Director of Operations in a REMOTE full-time position. ICA has no centralized office and all staff and employees work from various locations across the country. About Indigenous Climate Action At ICA we inspire climate action by centering Indigenous nationhood and autonomy as a primary climate solution. ICA provides tools for our communities, promotes sustainable ways of life and uplifts our solutions and voices within the climate crisis. As Indigenous Peoples, we … Continue reading REMOTE JOB: CANADA – Indigenous Climate Action, Director of Operations

INTERNSHIP: ALBERTA: Indigenous Climate Action, Intersectional Movement Building Research Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 23, 2020

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Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is looking for someone with passion, who enjoys working on a team, conducting research, building connections, and is committed to true Indigenous Climate Justice to serve as its Intersectional Movement Building Research Intern. About Indigenous Climate Action At ICA we inspire climate action by centering Indigenous sovereignty and autonomy as a primary climate solution. ICA provides tools for our communities, promotes sustainable ways of life and uplifts our solutions and voices within the climate crisis. As Indigenous Peoples, we must realize that we are our own experts. Together we support a world with sovereign and thriving … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: ALBERTA: Indigenous Climate Action, Intersectional Movement Building Research Intern

JOB: Vancouver, BC – Just Transition Coordinator, Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty & UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 16, 2020

The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty & UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems in Vancouver, BC are seeking a full-time Just Transition Coordinator!

The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty & UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems in Vancouver, BC are seeking a full-time Just Transition Coordinator! Job Category: Executive Administration FTE: 1.0 – 35 hours/week Application deadline: July 26, 2020 Interviews: July 27 – August 31. 2020 Start date: August 10, 2020 End date: March 31, 2021 Possibility of extension: Yes Grant funded: Yes Salary range: $41,215.00 – $45,798.00 per annum POSITION FUNCTION The aim of the Indigenous Food and Freedom School (IFFS) is to research, develop, test and evaluate an emancipatory research and education toolkit to support a just transition to … Continue reading JOB: Vancouver, BC – Just Transition Coordinator, Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty & UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems

Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

Posted by Kyla P on July 14, 2020 7 Comments

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The author, Kyla, at the BIPOC farming immersion at Soul Fire Farm. Photo by Quin Buck, @kisewehtawin. On June 18th, Statistics Canada released an infographic thanking Canadian farmers for their role in the Canadian food chain and for helping to get food on the table of millions of Canadians. Amongst the facts about growing fruit and meat production, I couldn’t help but notice the glaring omission of labour and violence that has led us to where we are in the narrative around the Canadian food chain. Now without a doubt, if you ate today you can thank a farmer. But … Continue reading Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada-Online Course-Register NOW

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 25, 2020

About the Course: Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relationships. Topics Covered The fur trade and other exchange relationships, Land claims and environmental impacts, Legal systems and rights, Political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, Contemporary Indigenous life, art and … Continue reading University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada-Online Course-Register NOW

8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 18, 2020 3 Comments

8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Photo via Grist As an organization that works to increase access to land for new and young farmers, we deeply acknowledge the racism and inequality within our food systems. Farming in North America takes place on the stolen lands of Indigenous peoples, and is built on the enslavement and exploitation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). Check out the documentaries We Are the Roots and Secret Alberta: The Former Life of Amber Valley to learn more. For agriculture to be truly regenerative, as a society, we must address the embedded racism that permeates our communities and institutions. Major contributions … Continue reading 8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Putting the Young in Young Agrarians: Growing on Gitxsan Territory

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 15, 2020 1 Comment

One of the most common questions we get is whether Young Agrarians has an age limit. The answer is no! We are happy to support the young and the young at heart when it comes to folks growing food and stewarding land. Noah definitely falls on the young end of the spectrum, he is the youngest farmer I know.  From an early age, Noah developed a fascination with growing, getting into propagation by taking clippings from all the house plants and potting them up. “For awhile, we had a huge surplus of plants around the house” says Jacob, Noahs father. … Continue reading Putting the Young in Young Agrarians: Growing on Gitxsan Territory