Today we explore the difference between food sovereignty and food security, and why these concepts are so important for Indigenous peoples. We also talk about commodities and rations, food deserts and reservations, re-indigenizing your food pallet, and a whole lot more. We start off by diving into our own experiences with food sovereignty and how we both got involved in this movement in different ways. Annie shares her story about her experiences in New York with strong Indigenous women, and Turtle kinda just rambles along and does his best to keep up. He had a mild cough when recording this episode, so his voice is a little raspy and he’s not all there at times. But this is a fun episode on an important topic that’s at the forefront of the decolonizing movement around the world.
Here are some of the main ideas we talk about:
- Our experiences with food sovereignty
- The many layers of food sovereignty
- Commodities, community health, and food deserts
- Farmers markets and getting to know your food
- Connecting with place and de-colonizing your palette
- Decolonizing/Reindigenizing… going back to our ways
- Food Sovereignty and Security Definitions
- Policy Reform and Scientific Revolution
- The power of sustainability
- The power of words
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