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TUES July 27, 6-7:30PM PDT
Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movements & the Role of Solidarity
How is an Indigenous lens on Food Sovereignty unique, and what is the role of non-Natives to act in solidarity with Indigenous-led movements? We will hear from Pacific Northwest scholars and activists who are deeply involved in Indigenous Food Sovereignty movements.
For the past eight years, Community Alliance for Global Justice has worked to block genetically engineered salmon from being produced and sold in the US. This fight has been led by Northwest Tribes, who call themselves the Salmon People, and who are essential protectors of this vital and threatened keystone species.
Recently CAGJ joined Uprooted & Rising in creating the BlockCorporateSalmon campaign to amplify Indigenous demands as GE salmon enters the US market. We will discuss how this campaign fits into a wide web of Indigenous-led initiatives across Turtle Island for environmental justice and food sovereignty.
- Charlotte Coté, author of new book A Drum in one Hand, A Sockeye in the Other. Stories of Indigenous Food Sovereignty from the Northwest Coast
- Carl Wassilie, Native Fisherman from Yup’ik Nation in Western Alaska and part of Alaska’s Big Village Network and BlockCorporateSalmon.
- Zoltán Grossman, author of Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands
- Fawn Sharp (invited), Vice-President of Quinault Indian Nation and President of National Congress of American Indians
This panel is being organized as part of CAGJ’s Rise Up! Summer School. All are welcome!
Accessibility: ASL and live captioning via Otter.ai provided
This event is free and open to all, but you must register to receive the Zoom link.