Food Security from an Indigenous Perspective
The 2021 Global Report on Food Crises, produced by the Global Network against Food Crises, highlights a dramatic increase in the numbers of people facing food insecurity. Due to the acute nature of this growing crisis, many analysts are focused on immediate and partial solutions overlooking the important broader nature of food insecurity and access.
In this webinar, Adrianne Lickers puts forward an Indigenous food connection as a framework for understanding the social, cultural, and community connections to food, food knowledge, and how that fits into operating a food security initiative. This is a recollection and discussion of the personal, social and historical creation and operation of the Our Sustenance program.
The themes of this discussion include Indigenous ways of knowing, food knowledge transfer, community building, and the creation and inclusion of food sovereignty, security, and the promotion of health and well-being for all facets of whole-person health. The Six Nations specific research also discusses the potential for the use of similar approaches across communities and cultures.
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This is the third of a five-episode webinar series, “From Local to Global Leadership,” hosted by the Master of Arts in Global Leadership on-campus and blended programs.