Surviving Vancouver: Gathering in our City

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join our panelists Lori Snyder, Woodrow Morrison, and T'uy't'tanat- Cease Wyss as they engage in an exploratory and educational discussion about Indigenous Food systems, abilities to subsist, survive and live with traditional food sources and healing properties of the natural world. The evening will be moderated by Jolene Andrew.

The philosophy of plants for food, medicine and cultural resources are found in the very cities we live in. Despite popular belief, people need not travel outside of urban centers to discover a robust world of eco-diverse plants and animals that contribute to the health and vitality of our well being. Traditional technology and knowledge of harvesting belongs to Indigenous people's beliefs and ways of knowing and is rooted in their relationship to the land.

Particularly in this period of climate change and great uncertainty about the earth's future, many people believe it’s Indigenous values and practices that will help the climate emergency, one of which the City of Vancouver has recently acknowledged.

This exciting panel will speak to their individual practices, identifying food sources, medicine properties and cultural resources from local flora and fauna. They will address Indigenous experiences and intimate relationship with the land; one that values adaptability and rejuvenation, a position that complicates eco-conservation as a progressive environmental practice.

Storytelling will additionally be addressed be explored in relation to Indigenous pedagogy; narratives that contribute to lifestyles and communities which live in harmony with the natural world. Nature enthusiasts, survivalists, naturopathic therapists and users, in addition to food practitioners, will all benefit from this dynamic panel discussion.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: *$14 Early Bird, $19 General Admission, $10 MOV Members, Free to individuals who self-identify as Indigenous.

*Early Bird ticket sales end March 18 at 5pm. Event ticket includes FREE admission to Haida Now and Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives exhibitions. Please arrive early with your event ticket to view the exhibits.