Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights
Friday, February 7, 2020
Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States
The renaissance of ancestral food: Far from the pages of fancy magazines, the reality of traditional food means eating local with respect, and when necessary, resisting the destruction that threatens the land and water.
Article by Brenda Norrell
Native Chef Nephi Craig is straight-forward about the efforts to celebrate ancestral food in the book Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting the Environment and Regaining Health.
“You want real Indigenous food advocacy?” Craig asks.
“Come to ground zero and speak about truths while offering solutions – not just speaking about Native foods from a disconnected professional level with a message that is designed to appeal to the colonial culinary elite (Native and non-Native) for the sake of making a name for one’s self, company or organization.”
(Above) Photo by Emily Fagan, editor in chief, Martlet, University of Victoria
More than 200 students walk out of class at the University of Victoria
Locked arm-to-arm in front of the ceremonial entrance of the B.C. Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, dozens of Indigenous people and over 200 allies gathered around noon on Feb. 6 to show solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline. https://www.martlet.ca/over-200-indigenous-youth-and-allies-gather-for-lockdown-at-the-b-c-legislature/
(Below) Turtle Island News
Six Nations shuts down 403 in support of Wet’suwet’en. The 403 westbound near Ancaster has now reopened after Six Nations people shut down the highway in support of the Wet’suwet’en who were arrested this morning after RCMP began enforcing a n injunction awarded to Coastal Gaslink Dec., 31 . The hour-long protest caused a massive backup.
It was one of several actions across Ontario today that blocked rail lines and highways.
BAY AREA: https://www.facebook.com/events/180970053115056/
BELLINGHAM 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/2573920632892500/permalink/2575024002782163/
COURTENAY: action TODAY at 12 noon in front of MLA Ronna Rae Leonard's constituency office (5th Street between Fitzgerald and England).
COURTENAY 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/552752971982802/
DES MOINES: https://www.facebook.com/events/174522197214378/
EDMONTON 2: https://www.facebook.com/beaverhillswarriors/posts/3175862615790711 ECUADOR: https://www.facebook.com/events/187766929096309/
MONTREAL 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/516931345591469/
SAN FRANCISCO: https://www.facebook.com/events/190268625420532/
THUNDER BAY: https://www.facebook.com/events/1086624388348564/
TORONTO: East End Climate Collective is hosting a vigil in solidarity with the Wet'su'wet'en people TODAY at 5-6 pm outside Beaches East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith's office (1902 Danforth Avenue).
TORONTO: 4 pm at Christia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister office: https://www.facebook.com/events/1261379714059717/
TORONTO FRIDAY: https://www.facebook.com/events/179846629918292/
TORONTO SATURDAY: https://www.facebook.com/events/484525335770468/
VANCOUVER 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/258799555104681/
VICTORIA 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/206313827165150/
VICTORIA 3: https://www.facebook.com/events/183252849712935/
VICTORIA 4: https://www.facebook.com/events/199367978121842/
YELLOWKNIFE: Feb 7 at noon at 5109 48th street https://www.facebook.com/events/503104890601860/
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