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COMMUNITY FOOD NETWORK

“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life."
-World Food Summit, 1996

The purpose of our Community Food Network is to provide a space to connect, share, celebrate, ask questions, and post resources about food-related activities and opportunities among the NmTC member Nations

The Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council Community Food Network (NmTC CFN) is a virtual space for NmTC member First Nations working in a variety of food-related roles within their communities to come together to share and develop their ideas, knowledge and skills on a variety of food topics, brainstorm through challenges they may be facing, and encourage and uplift one another in their work. 

The network emerged a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic when many First Nations experienced interruptions and restrictions affecting food supply and access. This resulted in emergency procurement arrangements, new community partnerships, and renewed urgency for long-term community-based food production through traditional harvesting, community gardens, farms, and other means. 

NmTC Food Coordinator:


NmTC Community Food Network Facebook Group:  Click here to join

COMMUNITY FOOD NETWORK ACTIVITIES

January 2022 - Date TBA

Indigenous Food Sovereignty Workshop -Dawn Morrison

November 26, 2021

Film Screening:  "Gather"

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

To reserve a free online ticket, click here.

The GATHER Film is an intimate portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to invest in their well-being by reclaiming their identities through food sovereignty. It is the story of the relationship between Native lands, traditional foods, and people, a connection that we must remember, reclaim, and rebuild, in the aftermath of centuries of genocide, to ensure the health, strength, and future of Native communities.

August 30, 2021

Film Screening:  “Welcome to Our Table” -Chris Bob, Snaw-naw-as First Nation 

June 3, 2021

“What’s Eating my Veggies” - Zoom with Arzeena Hamir 

March 12, 2021

Film screening:  "Deer Harvesting," Ken Thomas 

Date TBA

Food Workshop - Jared Qwustenuxun Williams

November 17, 2021

Community Food Network  Meeting Via Zoom

August 23, 2021

Film Screening:  "Hunting and Deer Harvesting," Ken Thomas 

April 23, 2021

“Beginner Seed Saving” - Zoom with Tiffany Gee 

December 11, 2020

 "Getting Started  Planning a Community Farm” - Kwantlen Polytechnic University

December 1, 2021

Community Food Network Meeting via Zoom

  • Homalco short film featuring Ella and Alison, "Lets Chat About Our Gardens"

October 20, 2021

Community Food Network Meeting Via Zoom

July 12 - August 9, 2021

Weekly Facebook contests to stimulate discussion among group members 

April 9, 2021

“Beginner Medicine Making” - Zoom with Dr. Jeanne Paul, Tla’amin First Nation