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Project Timeline: 2016- 2019
Jessica serves as a planning committee member and the media director utilizing her coding expertise with graphic design to create technology based campaigns to promote the annual symposium and ensure technology utilized during event equips to the needs of the presenters and participants.
The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium brings people together to share knowledge on topics such as traditional foods, plants and medicines; environmental and food justice; food sovereignty; health and wellness; and treaty rights.
Our planning committee is composed of Indigenous women who represent interdisciplinary academic fields of study and philanthropy in the Northwest Coast; women who are committed to Indigenous food sovereignty and environmental justice, and whose lived and scholarly experiences, personal passions, and academic research are firmly grounded in their homelands and communities. We volunteer our time to host this annual community-driven event as we recognize the need to come together in dialogue and action as we build collaborative networks to sustain our Indigenous food practices and preserve our healthy relationships to the land, water, and all living things.