Event Title

Revitalizing Northwest Coastal Indian Food Culture through Food Sovereignty

Speaker

Valerie Segrest

Streaming Media

Description

Roots, berries, elk and salmon were at the center of traditional food culture for the Coast Salish people of the Pacific Northwest. During colonization these foods were replaced with a diet of a modern and dominant culture that impacted tribal communities today with degenerative diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Several tribal communities, such as the Muckleshoot, are utilizing concepts of food sovereignty and reclaiming their food systems in order to collectively focus on the crucial role culture plays in successfully defining healthy food behaviors, revitalizing traditional food systems and increasing the health of the community.

About the Lecturer: Valerie Segrest is a Muckleshoot Native Nutrition Educator

Document Type

Event

Start Date

23-1-2013 12:00 PM

End Date

23-1-2013 1:00 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Coast Salish people, Food sovereignty, Traditional food systems

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Jan 23rd, 12:00 PM Jan 23rd, 1:00 PM

Revitalizing Northwest Coastal Indian Food Culture through Food Sovereignty

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Roots, berries, elk and salmon were at the center of traditional food culture for the Coast Salish people of the Pacific Northwest. During colonization these foods were replaced with a diet of a modern and dominant culture that impacted tribal communities today with degenerative diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Several tribal communities, such as the Muckleshoot, are utilizing concepts of food sovereignty and reclaiming their food systems in order to collectively focus on the crucial role culture plays in successfully defining healthy food behaviors, revitalizing traditional food systems and increasing the health of the community.

About the Lecturer: Valerie Segrest is a Muckleshoot Native Nutrition Educator