Episode 8

The Rematriation of Seeds and Decolonizing our Food Systems

Release Date: August 21, 2022

In this eigth episode

we’re examining this country’s agricultural system through the lens of decolonization and focusing on the importance of Indigenous foodways. Our guest, Tiffany Traverse, tells us about her work with Fourth Sister Farm, preserving traditional Indigenous foods and reframing our relationship with seeds and with the land.

More info about Tiffany’s work, Fourth Sister Farm, and other Indigenous land/ seed stewards (per Tiffany’s recommendation):

As always, a huge thank you to the National Farmers Foundation (NFF)

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Who Will Feed Us Podcast Guest: Tiffany Traverse

Tiffany Traverse — Guest

Tiffany is of Secwepemc and European descent. With Fourth Sister Farm she grows rare varieties of vegetables, fruits and other plants that are traditional to both Secwepemc and other Indigenous peoples. The goal of the farm is to connect with other seed and land stewards, and encourage community members to strive for stronger food security without extraction.

Who Will Feed Us Host: Aliyah Fraser

Aliyah Fraser — Co-Host

Aliyah is a Kitchener-based farmer who owns and operates a quarter acre market garden called Lucky Bug Farm. The farm is located within the Haldimand Tract and is on the traditional territory of the Mississauga, Anishnabeg, Attiwonderonk (neutral) and Haudenoshaunee peoples. She imagines a food system where more people have access to ecologically grown food, where there is less waste and where there's a better understanding of the labour it takes to get food from the farm to the table. Aliyah also has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies in Urban planning from the University of Waterloo. She believes that food and housing are human rights. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her partner Thomas and cat Frankie.
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