Written by the Peoples Food Policy Project - Indigenous Circle of activists and scholars from across Canada.
Identifies main challenges and ways forward - outlining key recommendations for forming federal policies as it relates to reconciling Indigenous land, food and cultural values within the food sovereignty movement in Canada.
The Federal government has enacted Schedule 2 which allows lakes to be used as tailings ponds, for the mining industry. Since it has been enacted it has allowed already opened mines to continue operating, and it has been common practice for mining companions to use this in their proposals. For instance at Fish Lake in Tsihlqohtin country they are proposing to use a lake as a tailings ponds.
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The United Nations Permanent Forum at its Seventh Session of the Permanent Forum held from 21 April to 2 May 2008 recommended that "...the United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies, university research centres and relevant United Nations agencies conduct further studies on the impacts of climate change and climate change responses on indigenous peoples who are living in highly fragile ecosystems".
Towards Fishers Participation in the development of a new policy for the South African Small Scale Fishery
With a process of developing a new fishing policy for the small-scale sector ahead of us, we feel that it is the right time to discuss how and at what level fishers are going to participate in the process. Fisheries management science and empirical evidence from participatory management programmes in South Africa and abroad clearly indicate that shared responsibility and participation is a precondition for successful small-scale fisheries management.
Subsistence harvesting is the hunting, fishing, and gathering of natural resources to meet the
food, fuel, clothing, and livelihood needs of individuals, households, and communities. The
exchange of subsistence products is embedded within the social relations existing with communities
and can take various forms such as gift, reciprocal exchange, barter, and sale. This position paper focuses on subsistence fisheries in Canada.
Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from the regions of Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, North America, Africa and Northern Europe, gathered at the Global Forum for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty in Rome from the 13th to the 17th of November 2009.
Reaffirming our right to Food sovereignty, which is intrinsically linked to our historical, cultural and spiritual relations with our Mother Earth, our lands and territories,
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