Hands at Work: Indigenous Food Sovereignty in Western Canada
Featuring Tabitha Robin

Despite the imposition of a colonial food system that aimed to destroy Indigenous relationships to the land, Indigenous food knowledges, practices, and processes have survived. Indigenous food sovereignty, the movement, ethos, and way of life, has been practiced in Indigenous communities since time immemorial. Today, expressions of Indigenous food sovereignty, through community gardens and markets, hunter education programs and community freezers, as well as through local bio-monitoring programs can be found across Turtle Island. This presentation will feature stories of Indigenous food initiatives from across western Canada; good news stories around Indigenous food and food culture. Moving forward requires a shift in how Indigenous food relationships are understood, recognizing Indigenous worldviews and perspectives as part of a larger sovereignty movement.

Join the Conversation with Tabitha Robin

Event Details

Date: Thursday, February 15

Time: 7:00 pm

In-Person Location: SFU Vancouver, HC 1800 (515 W Hastings St)

Online Location: Webinar

Note: Seating is limited. This lecture will not be recorded.

About Tabitha Robin

Tabitha Robin is a mixed ancestry Métis and Cree researcher, educator, and writer. She is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia. She is a gardener and seed keeper.

Lecture Topics

One Health: Connections and Collaborations