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BC Food Systems Network Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty 9th Annual Meeting Report Part 1

Cultural and spiritual protocols
Background and history
Key concepts
Project updates
Sustainability and Scale
Updates from community and regional networks

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Enowkin Indigenous Knowledge Base Webportal

You are invited to share your experiences, thoughts and stories around climate change adaptation. Please visit our web page to register to participate on the Enowkin Indigenous Knowledge Base Webportal. The webportal is a site for Indigenous peoples across North America to share their climate change adaptation experiences and further adaptation education. Participate in blogs, forums and add content to the calendar.

Decolonizing the Mind: A Talk by Dr. Michael Yellowbird

Published on Feb 11, 2014

Decolonizing the Mind: Healing Through Neurodecolonization and Mindfulness -

Author, educator, medical social worker and citizen of the Arikara (Sahnish) and Hidatsa Nations in North Dakota, Michael Yellow Bird, MSW, Ph.D. works with indigenous communities, teaching about healing the trauma of colonialism. On January 24, 2014 he spoke about his experiences at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, sharing his ideas about how to do go about doing this through techniques of mindfulness, thought and behavior which he refers to as neurodecolonization.

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We Are Not Being Heard: Aboriginal Perspectives on Traditional Foods Access and Food Security

Aboriginal peoples are among the most food insecure groups in Canada, yet their perspectives and knowledge are often sidelined
in mainstream food security debates. In order to create food security for all, Aboriginal perspectives must be included in food
security research and discourse. This project demonstrates a process in which Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal partners engaged in
a culturally appropriate and respectful collaboration, assessing the challenges and barriers to traditional foods access in the urban

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The Name of the Grain

Wild rice is a traditional food that has virtually disappeared from the diets of Ontarian First Nations peoples and the waterways where it once flourished in the "rice bowl" of Turtle Island.

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Presidents Message

Our program to advocate for indigenous peoples affected by multilateral development banks is a cornerstone of the work at the Indian Law Resource Center. This project began in the late 1970s when the Center represented the Yanomami people of Brazil. The Yanomami lived a peaceful and self-sufficient life, with no ties to the global economy, until Brazil received money from the World Bank to build a road through their territory. The road unleashed chaos within the Yanomami communities. Road workers brought malaria and many Yanomami died because they had no resistance to the disease.

Network Environments for Aboriginal Research - British Columbia

Network Environments for Aboriginal Research - British Columbia (NEARBC) is a website and list serv service hosted by the Centre for Aboriginal Health Research. It focuses on Aboriginal children, youth, adults, and Elders' health across BC and further afield. There you can find news, events, job opportunities, and an abstracts database, and you can also subscribe to the e-news which is published every Friday.

Feasting for Change List of Food Books, resources and recipes books

See a complied list of some great food, land and culture books. Please contact Fiona Devereaux if you have others you would like to share.

Many thanks

Fiona.devereaux@viha.ca
250-886-2122

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Exploring Ethnobiology: Preserving Traditional Foodways among Indigenous Youth

As people throughout the Western world are increasingly seeking to reconnect with their food, there's a lot to be learned from the many peoples who have long maintained these dynamic relationships between their sustenance and the earth. Ethnobiologists research these very relationships through a scientific lens and it's a field of study bringing together many disciplines like anthropology, ecology and conservation to name just a few.