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ITEP Webinar: Food Sovereignty and Climate Resilience

This free webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 24th 2017 from 11 AM to 12:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time and is being hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Program. This webinar is the second installment of the Topics in Climate Change Adaptation Planning webinar series recently launched by the ITEP Climate Change Program.

At its core, food sovereignty is about tribal communities controlling their own food systems and ensuring local access to healthy, affordable, traditional and cultural foods. Climate change is already beginning to impact local food resources, especially in communities that rely on hunting and gathering for part of their diet. Food sovereignty is a tool that communities can use to achieve climate resiliency goals by creating and protecting local food sources. These projects can take many forms, including community gardens and food distribution networks.

This webinar will feature two speakers with extensive experience in a variety of food sovereignty projects. Vicky Karhu will provide examples of some ongoing projects and will discuss food sovereignty assessments and how communities can get started on making changes to their food system. Joanie Buckley will discuss food sovereignty projects she’s been involved with in her role at Oneida Nation. There will be time for audience questions. Please note that we will allow unlimited registration for the webinar. However, on the actual day of the webinar, only the first 100 people to sign in will be able to participate.

Vicky Karhu – Independent Consultant, First Nations Development Institute
Joanie Buckley – Oneida Nation, Division Director/Internal Services

Please direct any questions to:
Fletcher Wilkinson, Program Coordinator, 928-523-1488
Nikki Cooley and Karen Cozzetto, Program Managers and
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Format of Event: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:00 - 12:30
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