Indigenous Land Based Pedagogies and Food Sovereignty in Urban Contexts
Eduardo Jovel, Associate Professor, Director, Indigenous Research Partnerships, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
About the Project
In Canada, 33% of urban Indigenous households face continuous food insecurity, and 60% of Indigenous people live off reserve. Therefore, a better understanding of how food landscapes are experienced in the cities is needed. This 4-year study aims to investigate the relationship between Indigenous land-based pedagogies, and food sovereignty and food security in different contexts. In order to do that, the project works in collaboration with three Indigenous teaching gardens at the UBC Farm –Tal A’xin: Maya in Exile Garden, Tu’wusht Garden Project, xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden-, and three rural Aboriginal communities in BC engaged in food security and food sovereignty initiatives. The study uses a decolonizing research framework and qualitative research methods to ensure the appropriate approach to diverse traditional food systems and Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWK).
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