Huddled over a picnic table on Gabriola Island, the Gateway caught up by phone with Laurie Gallant 1,300 km away in New Hazelton. Laurie champions the emerging Northwest Food Security Partnership.Read More
This year’s Table Matters gathering on Vancouver’s North Shore, “Seed, Soil & Sovereignty: Celebrating Diversity With Food” confidently addressed themes of Indigenous food sovereignty, racism, and anti-poverty, some of the most critical issues in BC’s food system and movement.Read More
The ice storms in the Lower Mainland last year prompted an inevitable crisis — highways were closed and food trucks couldn’t make it up here. Store shelves started emptying…We were having a food system breakdown.Read More
This year’s BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN) Gathering brought together 123 participants, plus children, to the En’owkin Centre on Syilx land near Penticton, BC. The theme of this year’s gathering, the network’s 18th annual, was Reconciling Cultures and Re-connecting Foodscapes and marked the 10th anniversary of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty.
The Gathering was an opportunity for various cultures to come together with the Syilx and other Indigenous people to explore what it means to truly reconcile with the first peoples and to honour the lands and waters that are so vital to our food systems and community well-being.Read More
This powerful annual conference about Indigenous food has built relationships between generations and between communities across Vancouver Island.Read More