In this session, we’ll be looking at how we can move forward as allies in the Indigenous food sovereignty movement. We will focus on sharing thoughts and stories of successful allyship, and reflecting on our own identities and positions within systems of power and oppression. We'll discuss the nitty gritty of settler privilege, addressing guilt and other uncomfortable emotions, appropriation in radical settler communities, and general pointers for people who hope to be allies. We hope to connect ongoing colonization to the food system as well as to our own social positions by talking about how to do introductions and territory acknowledgements.
This session will also introduce you to the approach of Meal Exchange's Decolonizing the Food System Book Club, where we learn together about Indigenous food sovereignty and solidarity through the writings of Indigenous scholars and activists. We'll invite you to join our bi-monthly Book Club sessions which focus on calling in allies and educating ourselves through decolonizing research and relationship frameworks to build our capacity to work in solidarity as individuals and as an organization.