Indigenous Memories
Slow Food, 23 June 2011

JOKKMOKK, SÁPMI, SWEDEN: Held from 17-19 June 2011, the Indigenous Terra Madre addressed many topics, including the protection of traditional knowledge. In one workshop, delegates shared their experiences about the impact of climate change in their struggle to maintain their way of life. Other issues explored were: indigenous peoples in modern and extreme conditions; pastoralism, food and communication, and the relationship between man and nature. The meeting’s outcome document, the Jokkmokk Agreement, expresses the collective voice on the issues discussed with statements on topics such as land grabbing, food sovereignty, biopiracy, exploitation by multinationals, the protection of resources, etc. Delegates also decided to create a permanent working group to continue to address these issues and represent indigenous members of the Terra Madre network into the future. Read the article … Visit the meeting’s webpage … Download the Jokkmokk Agreement [doc] …