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Conversation on Indigenous Food Sovereignty Published

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development published a peer-reviewed article, “Indigenous food systems and food sovereignty: A collaborative conversation from the American Association of Geographers 2022 Annual Meeting.” The paper shares a synthesis of the conversation between Suzanne Brant (president & CEO of First Nations Technical Institute) and Keith Williams (director of research and social innovation at First Nations Technical Institute) in collaboration with members of the Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. Their discourse focuses on Indigenous food systems, sovereignty, and self-determination. The discussion further explored the growing attention toward Indigenous food systems resurgence and emphasizes the need to address histories of anti-Indigenous racism and settler colonialism. It also advocates for scholar-activist or activist-scholar collaborations, led by Indigenous peoples in order to create healthier, more equitable, and sustainable food systems.
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