1 Dec
2 Dec

Zoom, Digitalt

Voicing indigenous food sovereignty in the global North: Concerns and struggles in Sweden, Finland, Russia and Canada

Sami cooking utensils by an open fire in the wild. Photo.

Welcome to the final workshop organised by the SLU Future Food financed project "Reindeer herding: An indigenous food system in transition".

The workshop engages in dialogue between representatives of indigenous organisations from the Nordic countries and academics on concerns of food security and food sovereignty.

The presentations cover five main topics:

  • Indigenous Food Systems and Food Sovereignty
  • Value Chain and Technological Challenges
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Holistic view on the Animal, Human and Nature Relations

Key note speaker will be Dawn Morrison from the Secwepemc Nation and Director for the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty from Vancouver, Canada and

Lena Maria Nilsson Associate professor, Department of Epidemiology and global health, Lávvuo - Research and Education for Sámi health, Umeå University.

The seminar is a final workshop within the project An indigenous food system in transition financed by SLU Future Food. Project leader is Ildikó Asztalos Morell. The aim of the project is to identify through collaborative methods, alternative ways for reindeer herders to process and market their products and interact with consumers. But also to increase the awareness and knowhow about traditional food systems and their importance to Nordic food security for the wider public.

The workshop is collaboration between the project group and Slow Food Sápmi.


Time: 2021-12-01 09:00 - 2021-12-02 16:00
City: Digitalt
Location: Zoom
Organiser: Department of Urban and Rural Development
Additional info:

For questions please contact Izabel Nordlund, izabel.nordlund@slu.se