Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty

The WGIFS is guiding a cohort of leaders to revise and implement a food system in British Columbia, Canada that is informed by Indigenous food knowledge, wisdom, and cultural values. WGIFS is organizing workshops on traditional farming, hunting, fishing, and gathering, and developing content for a learning curriculum on Indigenous food systems, pilot testing it in the rural community of Neskonlith Secwepemc and the Urban Aboriginal community of Vancouver. The cohort includes hunters, fishers, farmers, gatherers, health practitioners, oral historians, food entrepreneurs, and alternative economic development specialists. The goal is to learn how Indigenous food sovereignty in British Columbia can be expressed in a mixed economy while upholding the values of giving, sharing, and trading.

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