Meetings

Third IFKN Network Meeting at Nay’dini’aa Na’Kayax’

What does freshly smoked salmon taste like? What is the best way to fillet salmon for smoking and canning? How do you prepare moose skin to make moccasins? These are a few of the questions that participants in the Nay’dini’aa Na’Kayax’ (Chickaloon Native Village) annual culture camp learned the answer to last month. From June 17 to 20, members of the Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network (IFKN) joined families and children from Chickaloon Village, the first time the community has welcomed a group of visitors to join them for the camp.
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Second IFKN Network Meeting at Tohono O'odham Nation

From March 12 - 15, 2019, IFKN held its second network meeting at Tohono O'odham and the University of Arizona. Amy Juan of the International Indian Treaty Council and Sustainable Nations, an organization dedicated to sustainable community building, hosted the meeting. The IFKN steering committee chose the theme of “Indigenous Knowledge” for this gathering.
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Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions

In early September, IFKN Steering Committee members, Althea Walker, Amy Juan, and Shawna Larson and Research Coordination Team members Noor Johnson and Mary Beth Jäger attended the third Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions in Tornio, Finland. The Snowchange Cooperative and regional partners are hosting this international festival along with a pre-event site visit to Näätämö River co-management areas in Sevettijärvi, Finland in Skolt Sámi territory. Attending IFKN members gave a short presentation about the IFKN.
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Gila River Indian Community hosts Inaugural IFKN Meeting

On March 1-2, 2018, the inaugural meeting of the Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network (IFKN) was held at the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) in Arizona. The meeting was hosted by Althea Walker and colleagues from the GRIC Department of Environmental Quality. Twenty-three Indigenous and non-Indigenous community leaders and scholars from the Southwest and Arctic attended the meeting, which included a field trip to see the tribe’s water distribution system and learn about Gila River Indian Community Water Rights Settlement.
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