The Power of Feeding Ourselves Concerns over food security in the Gitxsan Nation started well before the pandemic. During the Festival of What Works (full video below), Shannon McPhail of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition shared concerns she heard from the Gitwangak hereditary chiefs of dwindling salmon runs and declining moose populations: “We need another option, whether it’s to give these stocks a break, or whether it’s a dark future where we can’t rely on them anymore.” Finding an alternative protein source for the region took shape in the form of a collaboration between SWCC and Gitxsan farmer Nathan Combs, designing … Continue reading Protein for the People: Regenerative Poultry Project Grows Food Sovereignty
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
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
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
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
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?