This article captures of the current state of food sovereignty viewed through an Indigenous lens, as told by Dr. Priscilla Settee.
Dr. Priscilla Settee is a current faculty member in Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan in the College of Arts and Science and is the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Award winner for her contribution to Canada.
Dr. Settee has gathered an incredible wealth of knowledge spanning decades, in respect to the complex issues and subsequent solutions surrounding Indigenous foods, politics, knowledge systems, and the impact of globalization on Indigenous peoples, to name a few.
Dr. Settee’s unique passion is evidenced by her natural ability to speak from the heart and by creating a voice for those who have not yet had their story told. Dr. Settee is also an Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Fellow with the David Suzuki Fellowship program.
Do you currently see any gaps within the area of food security that are not being addressed?
“We are up against an enemy that is grabbing at every last blade of grass.”
What do you feel that everyone needs to know about Indigenous food sovereignty?
What are the benefits of working toward food security?
What is being done to address the significant difference in the cost of food in Northern communities compared to larger urban communities?
Are there organizations you are working with regarding food security? If so, which ones?
This Profile Story was created by Red River Collage students Jo-Ann Johnson, Robin Swampy, and Andreas Thompson as part of their Social Innovation capstone project. A huge thanks to all three of them for creating this profile!
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