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Indigenous food sovereignty: A model for social learning

Indigenous Food Sovereignty from the Ground Up

At a grassroots level,the Indigenous food sovereignty approach seeks to reconcile Indigenous
environmental ethics and cultural protocols with the re-establishment
of community-based economies. Indigenous food sovereignty provides
a framework for a speci!c policy approach to addressing the underlying
issues impacting long-term food security in Indigenous communities: it
serves to support Indigenous peoples and our efforts to uphold our sacred
responsibilities to nurture relationships with our land, culture, spirituality
and future generations. Through discussion, analysis and community mobilization,
Indigenous food sovereignty seeks to inform and in#uence colonial
“policy driven by practice” and promotes reconciliation of past social and
environmental injustices.


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Citation / Reference: 
Morrison, D, (2011). Indigenous food sovereignty: A model for social learning. In Wittman, H. et al (eds). Food Sovereignty in Canada: Towards a just and sustainable food system. Chapter6. Fernwood Publishing.