Indigenizing food sovereignty
It has been nearly 25 years since the international peasants’ movement La Via Campesina outlined a “food sovereignty” framework at the 1996 World Food Summit. Since that time, the broader food sovereignty movement continues to accelerate, drawing renewed attention as the escalating climate crisis and global pandemic lay bare the corporate food system’s production of environmental and racial injustices. Despite its institutionalization in a growing number of academic food studies programs, however, food sovereignty’s theorization and praxis continue to be shaped in contexts typically absent of Indigenous voices. This is a starkly ironic reality considering that corporate food systems in settler-colonial societies like Canada and the United States are enabled by the ongoing hoarding of Indigenous ecological resources. . . .
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