Webinar – Building solidarity with Indigenous peoples for food sovereignty Part II
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May 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The National Farmers Union’s 2019 Webinar Series on Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Settler-Colonialism in Canadian Agriculture
The NFU invites all our members and allies to join a series of on-line discussions (“webinars”) on Indigenous food sovereignty and settler-colonialism in Canadian agriculture. The discussions will take place over the course of the winter and spring of 2019.
The second webinar will take place on-line on 2 May 2019 at 6:30 PM Eastern Time. We are very pleased to be welcoming Dawn Morrison.
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Dawn Morrison is of Secwepemc ancestry and is the Founder/Chair of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty. Since 1983 Dawn has worked and studied horticulture, ethno-botany, adult education, and restoration of natural systems in formal institutions as well as through her own personal healing and learning journey. Following the years she spent in adult education, Dawn has been dedicating her time and energy to land based healing and learning which led her to her life’s work of realizing herself more fully as a developing spirit aligned leader in the Indigenous food sovereignty movement. Dawn has consistently organized and held the space over the last 13 years for decolonizing food systems discourse in community, regional and international networks, and has become internationally recognized as a published author. Dawn’s work on the Decolonizing of Research and Relationships appreciates and inquires into a critical consciousness that shines a light on the cross-cultural interface where Indigenous Food Sovereignty meets social justice, Indigenous climate action, and the movement to a more sustainable land and food system as a whole. Some of the projects Dawn is leading includes: Wild Salmon Caravan, Indigenous Food and Farm School, Dismantling Structural Racism in the Food System.
Purpose of the webinar series:
The NFU has a firm commitment to building relationships of solidarity with Indigenous peoples in Canada. We hope this webinar will:
1. Deepen our understanding of on-going settler colonialism in Canada from the perspective of Indigenous peoples who are the experts of their own histories and experiences;
2. Build relationships based on shared interests in food sovereignty and acknowledgement of differences;
3. Discuss pathways for solidarity and joint action between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to challenge settler-colonialism in the food system and contribute to building food sovereignty for all.
Thank you to the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation for their financial support