Food sovereignty is more than a movement; it is a core component of tribal sovereignty. Our ancestors recognized, cultivated, harvested, and prepared food, seasonally. Our ‘usual and accustomed” places are integral to our treaties because that is where we cultivated and harvested our food.
The 3rd annual “Our Food is Our Medicine” conference, “Resiliency in the Face of Change” is an opportunity to learn more of our old ways and how they are brought into current use.
The workshops include the teachings of the plant people, working with cedar, traditional tools, genetically modified fish, emerging tribal leaders, and more.
We respectfully invite you to register for our September event and share your thoughts with us at the Kiana Lodge in Suquamish, WA. We have a block of rooms reserved at the Clearwater Casino which range from $112 – $132. There are also 3 cabins available for larger groups, also at NWIC rates reserved for this conference. Click here to visit our sponsors.
Conference registration has an early discount until July 31st, 2014, of $175. After July 31st registration is $200 per person. Elders and enrolled students are $125. There are single date registration rates of $80 for each of the first two days (9/24 or 9/25) and the last day, a half day, $50
Click on the link below to register today, we look forward to meeting you.
THE TRADITIONAL PLANTS AND FOODS PROGRAM
We are a long-term general wellness and diabetes prevention program that recognizes the therapeutic value of traditional foods and medicines. Regular gatherings are hosted by many tribal communities. Community-based programs serve native people at the Lummi and Muckleshoot reservations and at the Northwest Indian Treatment Center. Not only does our Plants Program offer direct services, but it also provides training for those interested in becoming educators in their own community.
If you are able to donate funds toward our Northwest Indian College Traditional Plants and Foods Program please contact our Program Director at 360 392-4248 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.