Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2017
Reflections on Changes to Risk Management Programs • Putting Values into Action: NFU members make a difference! • 7e Conférence de LVC présenté des symboles forts de résistance et de réussites collectives • Important steps forward for youth and diversity within La Via Campesina • In Resistance to Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline: Indigenous Rights and Future Generations • Let's keep our public, farmer-directed plant breeding research system intact • Seeds, Democracy and End Point Royalties • We Remember Mary Hickie Read more
NFU Urges MPs to support Bill C-262, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
Saskatoon—The National Farmers Union (NFU) supports and urges Members of Parliament to vote in favour of Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, which calls upon the Canadian government to fully adopt and implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Read more
NFU endorses Idle No More’s “UNsettling Canada 150” Call to Action
Saskatoon, SK—The National Farmers Union (NFU) is proud to endorse Idle No More’s “UNsettling Canada 150” Call to Action. As people across Canada are celebrating the 150th anniversary of confederation, the NFU is convinced that this is a crucial time to be addressing both the historical and ongoing dispossession of Indigenous peoples. Read more
Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2017
Challenges in a Post-Truth Era • North American Region Meeting of La Via Campesina—February 8th to 11, 2017, Birmingham, Alabama • Opposing Paradigms— the need to land squarely on the ecological side • Rethinking Our Relationship to the Land • New Board member profiles: Rachelle Ternier, Seann Dory, Cam Goff • The Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing - 2016 Winning Entries • Climate Justice and Food Sovereignty Training in Morocco • We Remember Joyce Hutchings Read more
SARM delegates miss target
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has called on the federal government to expand the legal justification for self-defense. In early March 2017, 93 percent of its annual convention delegates voted in favour of a resolution indicating they believe rural residents do not have adequate rights to protect themselves or their property. It is Read more
NFU finds SARM resolution deeply concerning, will not solve rural problems
The SARM resolution is not the way to address problems faced in rural areas. Read more
NFU Renews Call for #NoDAPL in Solidarity with Standing Rock
As an organization of farmers concerned with the health and integrity of the land and environment, the NFU repeats its support of the rights of the Standing Rock Sioux to defend their water, land, and treaty rights and stands in solidarity with those marching on Washington DC to bring these issues to light. Read more
NFU expresses solidarity with Indigenous land protectors at Standing Rock
The 47th Annual National Convention of the National Farmers Union (NFU) resolved to denounce the repression of peaceful protesters, including Indigenous land protectors, and expressed its support for the rights of people to engage in acts of civil disobedience in defence of the preservation of water, air, land and wildlife for future generations. Read more
NFU expresses condolences to family of Colten Boushie
On behalf of our members, the National Farmers Union wishes to express our profound sadness over the tragic shooting of Colten Boushie and extend our deepest condolences to his family and community. We join them in mourning the loss of their loved one. Read more
NFU urges Canadian RAI negotiators to respect indigenous land rights
On August 7 the NFU sent the following message to the Canadian negotiators who are in Rome to negotiate the <span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanUN Committee for World Food Security's </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanPrinciples for Responsible Investment Agriculture and Food Systems . <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanDear Canadian Negotiators</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanRE: Negotiation of the First Draft of the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanIt has come to the attention of the National Farmers Union that Canada is taking a position that would prevent the recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples to free, prior and informed consent in relation to decision-making regarding their lands when affected by potential agricultural in Read more