10th Anniversary Strategic Meeting Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty
Following the leadership of the BC Food Systems Network Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (WGIFS), the 10th annual WGIFS Strategic meeting will provide the time and space to network and introduce the innovative concepts and vision to increase awareness and sensitivity to the diverse socio-political realities and cultures that are affirmed in Indigenous relationships to food, land, and inter-tribal trading and giving economies.
The WGIFS would like to thank the Syilx Nation and En'owkin Centre for their generous hospitality, as well as our financial sponsor the First Nations Health Authority. We are excited to celebrate our 10th anniversary at the En'owkin Centre in Penticton, BC which is the home of our very first Indigenous food sovereignty conference that took place in August of 2006.
The 10th annual WGIFS meeting and GIFTS will be followed by the 18th Annual BC Food Systems Network Gathering being planned for July 15, 16, & 17 at the same place. Following the theme of Reconciling Cultures: Reconnecting Foodscapes, the BCFSN Gathering will provide the time and space for WGIFS members, Indigenous harvesters (hunters, fishers and gatherers) and Gathering participants to reconcile Indigenous food systems with sustainable agri-food system issues, concerns, situations and strategies. The cross cultural conversations will increase community resiliency by flexing our ability to overcome cross cultural learning tension and identify potential that exists within the gaps of knowledge where Indigenous food system meets the rapidly expanding movement of sustainable agriculture.
To RSVP for the GIFTS or WGIFS visit our facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/507787819405373/ , OR email email@example.com
To register online for the BCFSN Gathering visit www.bcfsn.org
To learn more about Indigenous food sovereignty visit http://indigenousfoodsystems.org/