The approach (what and who)
“Once we are in charge of our food ways, the rest fall into place: socially, economically and politically”, says Brooke Rice, team member.
Tkà:nios, which means “it grows” in Kanien'keháka, brings together a group of women, including Elders and young people, to work towards Indigenizing and rematriating the lands and gardens in the Kahnawake community. Through hands-on activities focused on low-impact, sustainable, and seasonal living practices, the project creates ground for the community to foster a more harmonious relationship with its natural environment.
Systemic impact (how and systemic vision/anticipated impact)
With this project, the team will work towards restoring the connection between culture and territory by offering life skills, self-sufficiency and responsibility to others through food on Kahnawake.
Working with SHIFT, the collective of local community members, grassroot initiatives, Knowledge keepers and members of different nations will:
- Build a community hub where community members will be involved in the running and management at all levels
- Create space for healing, learning, and skill-trading
- Implement infrastructure to increase the scale of local production, preservation and consumption of goods
Funding stream: Deep Investment Fund
Funding amount: $50,000