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Meet the Advocate
Patrick Nadjiwon of the Three Sisters' House 

Patrick Nadjiwon, from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, is a certified educator specializing in Native and Environmental Studies. Patrick joined us at our last community meeting to discuss "how we can restore Mother Earth by offering practical solutions learned from Aboriginal Ancestors".

He lead us in prayer and smudging before speaking to us about early childhood life on the reserve and changes he has witnessed in food production and procurement methods as these changes reflected broader political shifts. He then reflected on traditional environmental knowledge and Indigenous spirituality, and their pertinence of both for contemporary issues of GMOs, global warming, resource extraction, and food sovereignty.

If you missed the meeting, keep an eye out for other events the Three Sisters' House (Nswo Nshiimenhig Endaayaat) are participating in, and read our in-depth Q & A with Patrick following the meeting.

Events


TYFPC Walkshop: Breaking Barriers and Rebuilding Communities

Saturday June 6, 10 am - 12 pm

Starting from Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC), we will take a tour of CFCC, Daniel Spectrum, and then walk to the park for catered snacks and a discussion on collaborative neighborhood revitalization.



Food Share Annual General Meeting

June 11, 5 pm - 8 pm 
Food Share Toronto (90 Croatia St.)


All are welcome to join us at FoodShare's Annual General Meeting, Open House and Community Dinner! 



March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

Sunday July 5 

A broad coalition of labour, Indigenous frontline communities, social justice and environmental movements are coming together to take to the streets of Toronto for a massive march.



Regent Park Community Potluck

Second Tuesday of Each Month, 6 pm - 8:30 pm 

An evening of sharing food, ideas, and visions for the neighbourhood.

Call for Applications!


The TYFPC will soon be recruiting new members. Start brushing up your resume and keep an eye out for more details soon. 

Fresh Reads

 

Our favourite articles from April - May.


Feeding the World Without GMOs

T
he Color of Food: These Sisters are Building a Second Career as Farmers

U
rban Farming is Booming, But What Does It Really Yield?

Committee Updates

 

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee hosted a discussion group on Resource Extraction, Food Sovereignty, and Traditional Foodways in April. Though colder weather moved our picnic to a coffee shop, we had an interesting discussion about resource extraction across Canada and what that means for us living in Toronto, and beyond. Great gardening tips were shared too! 
 

Education Committee

The Education Committee is still accepting submission for our peer-reviewed Gathering journal. If you have an article or research paper that you would like to be published in our youth academic journal, please send it to us before May 31, 2015. For more information on our submission guidelines, visit our website.
 

Networking Committee

Among attending a number of events, the Networking Committee has been working on a farm opportunities database which will be posted to our website shortly!
 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee has been busy providing support in planning our last community meeting - both in terms of managing logistics and fostering new community partnerships - and assisting with our website overhaul. Check out our new look!

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