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Resetting the Table - A Peoples Food Policy in Canada

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.

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First Nations Water Security and Climate Change

This document summarizes the concerns of First Nations people present at two workshops (Vancouver and Toronto) towards the development of a policy report on First Nations water security and climate change, and ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change project) policy report on water and climate change in Canada. The ACT project is a joint initiative created by Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER), Simon Fraser University, and Bob Sandford, Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative of the United Nations International “Water for Life” Decade.

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Indigenous Peoples' Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative

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".

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United Nations University - Informing International Policy on Traditional Knowledge

Indigenous Food and Cultural Values vs. Large Scale Ski Resort Development in the Highest Alpine Mountains of Secwepemcul'ecw (Land of the Shuswap)

For the purpose of promoting social learning and a deeper cross cultural understanding of the current situations, issues and concerns in one of the last remaining sensitive alpine mountain ecosystems in the Southern Interior Plateau of B.C., this presentation will discuss the negative impacts of the Sun Peaks Ski Resort development on culturally important food harvesting sites in an area known to the Secwepemc (Shuswap First Peoples) as Skwelkwekwelt (highest alpine mountains).

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Morrison, D. (n.d.). Indigenous food and cultural values vs. Large scale ski resort development in the highest alpine mountains of Secwepemcul'ecw. Presentation paper prepared for the Amenity Led Migration Conference.

Declaration of Indigenous Peoples for Food Sovereignty

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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