Most Recent Project
Our Sustenance; Learning to Grow at Six Nations
My research centres around a program called "Our Sustenance," which was created out of a community request for food access. At Six Nations, that request specifically meant access to food locally. This was not a reference to where the food was grown, but was in direct relation to where people would be able to buy it.
Food security is a growing concern in Canada and around the world. The knowledge of food security as an issue may be increasing, but food security problems are actually getting worse. "In 2016 the number of chronically undernourished people in the world is estimated to have increased to 815 million, up from 777 million in 2015 although still down from about 900 million in 2000 (FAO, 2017).
This research seeks to look at the ways that food security in the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nations Territory in Southern Ontario has been changing and growing. The Our Sustenance program is bringing food, culture, and community together to increase food stability. This research seeks to better understand the components and goals of this program, and will investigate the ways that the Haudenosaunee community has created a space for people to connect, or reconnect with themselves, each other, and the community. The growth of a community program and the building of a food system are interconnected.Keep Reading...
Food Secure Canada (FSC)'s 10th Assembly, Resetting the Table, was hosted in Montreal, QC, on November 1 – 4, 2018. It joined "Canada’s brightest food thinkers and most innovative organizations to share and develop practical solutions to national and global issues related to food - climate, equity, health and sustainability".
It am honoured to have participated as a speaker, and co-curator of the Indigenous and Northern sessions for this Assembly.Keep Reading...