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Indigenous Food Systems

Wicked Questions at the Intersections of Poverty Reduction, Food Insecurity, and Indigenous Food Sovereignty in BC

The Gateway’s Community of Practice dove into some Wicked Questions underpinning community food security work in BC, as a way of deepening our conversation on poverty reduction and food insecurity in BC.

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Indigenous Governance, Food Policy & Local Government: A Community of Practice Conversation

Dawn Morrison

The Gateway convened a conversation on May 8 with the local government and food policy community of practice (CoP) to explore the question: What is Indigenous governance and how does it relate to our work of moving food policy ahead with local government?

In this story we reflect on some of the teachings shared by two leaders in this work, Jolene Andrew, Witsuwit’en Territory and, Dawn Morrison of the Secwepemc Nation.

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UPDATE from Vancouver’s North Shore: Table Matters Network Convenes Dialogues Celebrating Diversity

by Lindsey Miles-Pickup

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.

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Traditional Knowledge Leads the Way in Learning, Healing, and Rebuilding Traditional Foodways on Haida Gwaii

A ten year journey in a millennia-old food tradition may seem like a blip in time but for Shelly Crack and her collaborators, this has been a significant decade of rebuilding local food systems in schools, strengthening human networks, and promoting traditional knowledge of land and food on the islands known as Haida Gwaii.

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