Indigenous Terra Madre
17-19 June 2011 (Jokkmokk, Sápmi, Northern Sweden)

Local food systems, traditional knowledge, diversity of indigenous languages and conservation of agrobiodiversity are the main themes of Indigenous Terra Madre 2011, the international forum organized by Slow Food Säpmi, Slow Food i Sverige and Slow Food. The event will gather indigenous food communities from around the world to exchange their expertise and raise a collective voice on how traditional knowledge and sustainable use of natural resources can contribute to developing good, clean and fair food systems. The meeting will highlight ancient and modern examples of protecting and respecting territories, lands and seas. The event expands on Slow Food’s activities for indigenous issues, including forming the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty last year along with a group of organizations aiming to advocate and strengthen the voice of Indigenous peoples at a policy level, and promote their unique wisdom. Visit the event website … Read a press release on the event, 24 May 2011 … Read an article on the event, 3 June 2011 …