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The land is our dinner table

Chief Malii came to understand quite well what his grandfather had meant when he said the land is hanii tohowxt, or what could only be loosely translated to “dining table.” “My grandfather meant the whole lax yip (territory) provided moose, salmon, berries, medicines. All the things that provide for your dinner table, the land provides."

We desperately need to be talking about food sovereignty

Dawn Morrison has dedicated a large part of her life to educating around the unsustainability of the global food industry, which moved from local place-based foods and traditional harvesting, hunting and fishing after the industrial revolution. She says COVID19 should be a massive wake up call for people to stop placing profit over people, and to return to ways that nurture food sovereignty.

Timely words of wisdom from a master weaver and graduate of the school of life

Debra Sparrow is a master weaver from the Musqueam First Nation who graduated from the school of life. She was decolonizing before it was cool, she said during a First Nations Forward Facebook live interview. Sparrow followed her grandfather around for 15 years, researched stories of her people in museums, and thread by thread, found herself, and what it meant to be successful.