Monday, April 20, 2009

North American Indigenous Food Symposium: Call for Participants

3rd North American Indigenous Food Symposium

In many parts of the world, Indigenous peoples are the original agriculturalists and botanists yet their wealth of information is seldom recognized or compensated. Indigenous food systems globally are increasingly under threat due to a variety of causes such as resource extraction, biopiracy, climate change, loss of traditional land base and the introduction of subsidized food imports. These threats in turn have produced drastic change in ways Indigenous peoples govern and shape their lives. As a result, organizations, citizens and researchers have worked with effected communities to contest many of these forces. It is under this context that the 3rd North American Indigenous Food Symposium (NAIFS 2009) is facilitating the gathering of speakers who will present research and projects ranging from current land issues and the effect of the global food crisis on indigenous communities to innovative community mobilization efforts and the development of entrepreneurial advancements on Indigenous food production. All participants will have the opportunity to discuss various models, field questions and draw lessons of past achievements and failures."

Date: June 4-6, 2009
Location: Travelodge Hotel and Muskoday First Nation, SK

  • $400 Adults (3 days) - Regular • after May 6
  • $325 Adults (3 days) - Early Bird • April 8–May 6
  • $250 Adults (3 days) - Early Early Bird • till April 7
  • $325 Adults (2 days) - Fri and Sat ONLY **
  • $150 Adults (1 day) - Thurs, Fri or Sat ONLY **
  • $150 Students/Seniors/Low-Income (3 days)
  • $50 Extra Banquet Tickets (Fri Night ONLY)

To register for any of the above programs call (306) 966-5539.

For more information on any of the above programs contact:

Alex Munoz, B. Sc., Advanced B.Sc.
Program Manager
Indigenous Peoples Program
CCDE, University of Saskatchewan
Williams Building, Room 481
Telephone: (306) 966-2027
BlackBerry: (306) 261-4741
Facsimile: (306) 966-5590



Raul Munoz, B.A., M.A.
Program Coordinator
Indigenous Peoples Program
CCDE, University of Saskatchewan
Williams Building, Room 481
Telephone: (306) 966-4272
BlackBerry: (306) 261-4741
Facsimile: (306) 966-5590


The Indigenous Peoples Program (IPP) was established in 1988. It has achieved recognition for its conferences and workshops, and as a publisher and research unit. IPP works primarily with organizations and institutions to provide educational opportunities and promote programs toward improving social and economic conditions for Indigenous peoples locally and globally.

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