January 21, 2020 – Revitalizing Indigenous Food Ways

 Join us as we welcome Daryl, Carla, and Megan to share with us their thoughts on traditional foods, land-based actions, and the ever-more important question of food sovereignty for Indigenous people. Additionally, we will discuss ways in which non-indigenous people can stand in solidarity with Indigenous people for food sovereignty.

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Date: Tuesday, Jan 21st, 2020 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am

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Special thank you to Daryl, Megan and Carla for sharing us the important of food security!!1

About the Presenters:


Daryl Johnny is a community member from the ?Esdilagh First Nation.

Megan Dark is a Williams Lake based registered dietitian. By day Megan is a Public Health Dietitian with Interior Health and an Indigenous Health Dietitian with the Tŝilhqot’in National Government. Before moving to BC, she worked in northern Saskatchewan with the Cree and Dene Nations of treaty 6 and 10 territory. By night she is a goat wrangler and veggie whisperer on her farm in the Cariboo mountain foothills.


Hadih! My name is Carla Lewis.  I am from the Gitdumden Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. I enjoy living with my family in our traditional territories where we do our best to spend as much time living within the holistic wellness model given to us by our ancestors.
My knowledge and experience stems from academia with a Master’s Degree in Indigenous Governance (UVIC) and a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Anthropology and First Nations Studies (UNBC). More importantly, many of my lessons arise from years of listening and learning from Elders and knowledge holders from across this great land. In their teachings and stories, a common moral warns of the pressing need to strengthen our culture and reconnect with and protect our traditional territories. As such, throughout my career I have strived to find ways for our people to reconnect to our language, values, traditional knowledge, and ways of being through land-based and Indigenous action research and education.  I currently work at the First Nations Health Authority as the Traditional Wellness Specialist for the Northern Region where I work on exciting projects around the integration of culture and our holistic wellness into our programs and services in the north.


Articles & Websites

Transforming Relations: A Collaborative Collection

The History of Food in Canada is the History of Colonialism – Corey Mintz


Podcasts & Media 

Reconciliation Can’t Happen without Reclamation of Land – Max FineDay

All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward – Tanya Talaga (2018 CBC Massey Lectures)

Red Chef Revival (Documentary Series)

Toasted Sisters Podcast

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