Indigenous Food Systems
Concepts, Cases, and Conversations
Unlike any other resource on the market, this textbook explores a diverse array of Indigenous food systems from across Canada, including Anishinaabeg, Asatiwisipe, Cree, Métis, Migmag, and Tsartlip. Seeking solutions to food insecurity and well-being for current and future generations, Indigenous and non-Indigenous food practitioners and scholars document the voices and experiences of community members encountered in their research, thus promoting an understanding of the barriers and challenges to Indigenous food systems and presenting ways used to reclaim cultural identity and food sovereignty. Offering in-depth case studies and critical conversations, Indigenous Food Systems reinforces the importance of the revitalization of Indigenous food knowledges for the health and well-being of Indigenous and Canadian populations.
This unique collection is a critical resource for students studying food security and food sovereignty in Indigenous studies, public health, anthropology, and social sciences as well as a useful reader for policy-makers, researchers, and community practitioners.
- highlights community-based case studies, which demonstrate how Indigenous communities are leading the way to design and implement community-based initiatives in collaborative spirit
- pedagogical features including key terms, learning objectives, glossaries, critical thinking questions, and suggested reading lists in each chapter
—Charles Z. Levkoe, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems, Lakehead University
—Joseph LeBlanc, Director of the Indigenous Affairs Unit at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
—Winona LaDuke, Executive Director, Honor the Earth
—Verena Kulak, Doctoral Candidate, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph
—Kristen Lowitt is an Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University. Her research is directed towards working with communities to build just and sustainable food systems.