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Category: Food Security

Buffalo Are the Backbone of Lakota Food Sovereignty

Buffalo Are the Backbone of Lakota Food Sovereignty

July 21, 2020

What is the link between the wellbeing and autonomy of indigenous peoples and animal poaching, along with the introduction of sugar, refined and canned foods, salts and preservatives? Read about the history of the buffalo nation and what they did about it.

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How One Indigenous Nation is reclaiming Their Food System - One Breakfast at a Time

How One Indigenous Nation is reclaiming Their Food System – One Breakfast at a Time

July 16, 2020

The wampis community is conserving the lakes in their lands, and rejecting introduced foods to rescue their traditional heritage by returning to natural food such as wild fish, free range chicken, fruits and vegetables.

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Indigenous Corn Keepers are Helping Communities Recover and Reunite With Their Traditional Foods

Indigenous Corn Keepers are Helping Communities Recover and Reunite With Their Traditional Foods

July 14, 2020

A network of indigenous corn keepers are assisting Indigenous Nations in Turtle Island by uniting them with sacred seeds and traditional food sources.

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Winter Berries – Coastal Salish

January 24, 2015

Wild Berries for Winter Health By Elise Krohn Elise@cwis.org CWIS Fellow for Native Plants and Nutrition We are in the thick of winter. It has been cold and rainy for…

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FW Hunger: Land & Refugees

November 28, 2014

Fourth World peoples frequently live in the most remote regions of the world making up a major portion of the non-urban population. Significantly, the diversity of Fourth World peoples’ locations…

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Irradiating FW peoples!

November 25, 2014

Electromagnetic Warfare Training facilities: US Navy Plan 2014 Construction of electromagnetic warfare facilities, nuclear testing and production sites and other radiation producing projects have been constructed in rural, low population…

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Oh Gosh Canada: Blocking Food?

October 6, 2014

In this space I called attention to the government of Canada and its objection to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples Outcome Document. That document would commit UN Member states…

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Never-Fading Flowers

August 16, 2013

Amaranth, along with other previously disregarded or banned food staples used by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, is receiving increased attention from policy makers, agronomists and nutritionists alike. Amidst global discussions…

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CWIS Monitoring Adaptation Committee

October 23, 2012

The CWIS Climate Change Monitor continues to monitor meetings of states’ governments and indigenous peoples throughout the year between sessions of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework…

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Living Autonomy

January 5, 2012

Sifting through the multitude of journals, articles, and blogs that emphasize the entanglement of challenges humans find themselves in with regards to the globalized food system can feel daunting:  a…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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