3rd North American Indigenous Food Symposium : June 4-6: University of Saskatchewan

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3rd North American Indigenous Food Symposium : June 4-6: University of Saskatchewan

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3rd North American Indigenous Food Symposium
NAIFS 2009

Date: June 4-6, 2009

Location: Travelodge Hotel and Muskoday First Nation, SK
In many parts of the world, Indigenous peoples are the original agriculturalists and botanists yet their wealth of information is seldom recognized or compensated. Indigenous food systems globally are increasingly under threat due to a variety of causes such as resource extraction, biopiracy, climate change, loss of traditional land base and the introduction of subsidized food imports.These threats in turn have produced drastic change in ways Indigenous peoples govern and shape their lives.As a result, organizations, citizens and researchers have worked with effected communities to contest many of these forces. It is under this context that the 3rd North American Indigenous Food Symposium (NAIFS 2009) is facilitating the gathering of speakers who will present research and projects ranging from current land issues and the effect of the global food crisis on indigenous communities to innovative community mobilization efforts and the development of entrepreneurial advancements on Indigenous food production.All participants will have the opportunity to discuss various models, field questions and draw lessons of past achievements and failures.

To register call (306) 966-5539.

http://www.ccde.usask.ca/ExtensionDivision/noncredit/Indig/09-NAIF.html
Alex Munoz, B. Sc., Advanced B.Sc.
Program Manager
Indigenous Peoples Program
[email protected]
www.ccde.usask.ca/go/indigenous