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Food producers to explore reconciliation with First Nations people at gathering

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July 07, 2016 - 1:39 PM

PENTICTON - The B.C. Food Systems Network (BCFSN) works to create healthy, just and sustainable food systems in British Columbia by strengthening connections, nurturing capacity, and supporting food policy at all levels.

BCFSN works with farmers and ranchers, fishers, First Nations, and people in communities working to rebuild their food systems from the ground up. This year, the three-day event will focus on Reconciling Cultures and Re-connecting Foodscapes.

The event is an opportunity for various cultures to come together with the Syilx and other Indigenous people to explore what it means to truly reconcile with the first peoples of the land and water and reconnect with and honour the lands and waters that are vital to food systems and community wellbeing.

This is event is hosted by UBC’s Institute for Community Engaged Research, the BC Food Systems Network, the En’owkin Centre, and the Penticton Indian Band.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage. 

What: Annual Gathering of the BC Food Systems Network
Who: Farmers, ranchers, fishers, First Nations and community members who produce food
When: Friday, July 15, starting at 9 a.m. to Sunday, July 17
Where: En'owkin Centre, Lot 45 Green Mountain Road, Penticton, BC

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