Good, Clean, Fair (Title)In an impressive fossil fuels travel day, I left the Standing Rock reservation and flew to Italy for the International Slow Food gathering known as Terra Madre. A world congress of harvesters, farmers, chefs and political leaders, this is basically the World Food Olympics. This is my fifth trip to Italy for Slow Food. I first went with Margaret Smith, when the White Earth Land Recovery Project won the Slow Food Award for Biodiversity in 2003, for our work to protect wild rice from genetic engineering. Continue reading

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“Hoi Kiw!” livens up the stage at Terra Madre 2016 in Torino

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Terra Madre Salone del Gusto; one of the biggest and most culturally significant food and wine fest in the world witnessed a colourful display of procession as delegates from all over the globe poured in to Valentino Park  located in the heart … Continue reading

Biodiversity, Resilience and Global Challenges: How the Indigenous Food Systems can Inspire Positive Solutions


—Vanda Altarelli Torino, Terra Madre 2016 Indigenous people consider themselves as part of nature; men and environment are one. We as people are reciprocal, seeking nurture and protection. As an individual who nurtures a field, he is in turn nurtured by … Continue reading

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

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INDIGENOUS PARTNERSHIP FOR AGROBIODIVERSITY & FOOD SOVEREIGNTY (TIP) and NESFAS celebrated the United Nation’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous People by vowing continued support for the well-being of the communities they work in. “We will not achieve the Sustainable … Continue reading

Planting Trees for the Future

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Mawhiang, EKH, together with NESFAS, joined the annul global World Earth Day Celebration this 22nd of April. The community came forward to actively participate and take a lead in expressing their interest in the plantation of trees to mark the … Continue reading

Bringing Back the Khneng

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She counts the thread of the fabric and works in a stitch to make a pattern repeated through the entire stretch of the ryndia, better known as the eri silk. Bliwtibon Mawa, 65, until recently was one of the last … Continue reading

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