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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

GatherIndigenous Food Sovreignty


Doors Open: 12:00 PM
Program Starts: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty: A Restorative Revolution


As organic farming becomes more and more popular and regenerative practices are being widely embraced as well, it is critical to acknowledge the indigenous roots of these systems in the United States. Far from a wilderness, pre-Contact and colonial America was an intricately interdependent series of ecosystems carefully tended by indigenous stewards who practiced a range of traditional methods from permaculture and dry farming, to complex irrigation, genetic, and herd management techniques.

We will discuss the ramifications of the departure from that way of life on our food systems, as well as the environmental issues stemming from the erasure of California Native Peoples from forest, water, and farming ecosystems. We will also hear about Native-led initiatives in a variety of different bioregions designed to address some of these challenges.

Please join cast members from the recent hit documentary Gather, Sammy (Yurok) and Elsie Dubray (Cheyenne River Sioux, MHA Nation), as well as the film's director, Sanjay Rawal, and VentureƱo Chumash anthropologist Dayna Barrios for this sure-to-be riveting webinar.

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Admission: No Charge