The Wabanaki People are known as the “People of the Dawnland.” They are an indigenous First Nations people from five nations: The Abenaki, the Maliseet – whose traditional name is Wolastoqiyik, the Mi’kmaq, the Passamaquoddy, and the Penobscot. Their heritage and their lands are within the area that is today know as Maine, New Hampshire and the […]
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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival brings to digital audiences the documentary Gather, this Saturday June 20th! Blurb & description below. "Gather celebrates the fruits of the indigenous food sovereignty movement, profiling innovative changemakers in Native American tribes across North America reclaiming their identities after centuries of physical and cultural genocide. On the Apache reservation, a […]
A "Seeds and Sheep" project in Utah is one of many innovative programs seeking to help Native communities become more food sovereign and self-reliant. A beautiful article from writer Erik Ortiz, As the coronavirus pandemic strains supplies, Native Americans fight food insecurity. Read to discover the initiatives in food and seed sovereignty in Native communities […]
Thank you to Carol Benfell, special reporter to Sonoma West news, for shedding light on the beautiful field of growth in Graton, CA -- where The Cultural Conservancy, lead by CEO Melissa Nelson, will develop a center for food sovereignty and community: "a Native place of refuge and learning". Click here for the full article. […]
The Food Sovereignty Prize honors grassroots organizations who are challenging corporate control of the food system. This years honorees of the ninth annual Food Sovereignty Prize are Zimbabwe Small Holder Organic Farmers’ Forum (ZIMSOFF) ,and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA). The prize giving ceremony takes place on October 17, 2017 and is streamed live online at 12PM EDST. This […]
The mission of A Growing Culture is "supporting farmers to reshape the food system" to ensure that the future of agriculture is just, sustainable and supportive of farmers. We are very excited about the wide range of resources they have to support farmers, not least their much anticipated Library for Food Sovereignty. The library, due for release in […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StygQm6YlwQ] A beautiful walk around Soul Fire Farm with the thoughtful, insightful, and fiercely passionate Leah Penniman. This film was produced by The Next System Project and the Laura Flanders Show, as part of their series on gender, race, and the next system. I'd write more about the farm, but my paraphrasing would never be as powerful […]
[vimeo 23705248 w=500 h=375] We are beyond delighted to announce that Brian Donahue, author of Reclaiming the Commons, will be speaking on the Maine Sail Freight Panel in Cambridge on September 2!
Maine Sail Freight Food Sovereignty & Regional Resilience Panel Thursday August 27 // Gulf of Maine Research Institute 350 Commercial St, Portland, ME 5pm – 7pm suggested donation: $10.00/at the door Even if you can’t make it to part of our Community Cargo Loading event during the day, consider attending this exciting panel of Mainers actively building […]
Food Sovereignty Tours Bolivia Mercado by Shannon Decelle Photography Multiple dates & locations Food First, led by Executive Director Eric Holt-Gimenez, offers a series of Food Sovereignty Tours around the globe. The tours are an opportunity to travel to international destinations to experience local food systems and the food sovereignty movement first-hand. Through one- to two-week […]
There is something magical that happens when you first put your hands in soil and plant. Not only are you transforming the land, you're transforming yourself. Unfortunately, there is a lack of land in the Bay Area for people to experience this. But, your support of urban agriculture is part of a revolution. Together, we've […]
Towards Food Sovereignty Throughout the world, food providers (such as farmers, pastoralists, forest dwellers, and food workers) and new social movements, rather than academia and think tanks, are the prime movers behind a newly emerging food sovereignty policy framework. At its heart, this alternative policy framework for food and agriculture aims to guarantee and protect […]
Planting Justice in the Owens Valley: the Indigenous Farming Project by May Nguyen of Planting Justice I’ve been working on behalf of Planting Justice with a project called the Indigenous Farming Project (IFP), a tribal agriculture & nutrition pilot program in collaboration with San Francisco artist collective Future Farmers. Inspired by his train travels through the […]