Release Date: August 21, 2022
In this eigth episode
we’re examining this country’s agricultural system through the lens of decolonization and focusing on the importance of Indigenous foodways. Our guest, Tiffany Traverse, tells us about her work with Fourth Sister Farm, preserving traditional Indigenous foods and reframing our relationship with seeds and with the land.
More info about Tiffany’s work, Fourth Sister Farm, and other Indigenous land/ seed stewards (per Tiffany’s recommendation):
- Fourth Sister Farm website
- Fourth Sister Farm instagram
- Fourth Sister Farm – Facebook
- Tiffany’s List of Indigenous Seed & Land Stewards:
- Dawn Morrison – Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty
- Rowen White – Sierra Seeds, Indigenous Seedkeepers Network
- Caroline Chartrand – Tiffany’s Mentor & Metis Seedkeeper
- Julian Napoleon – Cree/Dene Farmer at Amisk Farm and Head Grower at Twin Sisters Native Plant Nursery
- Jacob & Jessica Beaton – Tea Creek Farm (Indigenous Teaching Farm)
- Janice Brant – Seedkeeper and Educator at Kenhteke Seed Sanctuary and Learning Centre
- Indigenous Solidarity Working Group | National Farmers Union.
As always, a huge thank you to the National Farmers Foundation (NFF)
Tiffany Traverse — Guest
Tiffany is of Secwepemc and European descent. With Fourth Sister Farm she grows rare varieties of vegetables, fruits and other plants that are traditional to both Secwepemc and other Indigenous peoples. The goal of the farm is to connect with other seed and land stewards, and encourage community members to strive for stronger food security without extraction.
Aliyah Fraser — Co-Host
Aliyah is a Kitchener-based farmer who owns and operates a quarter acre market garden called Lucky Bug Farm. The farm is located within the Haldimand Tract and is on the traditional territory of the Mississauga, Anishnabeg, Attiwonderonk (neutral) and Haudenoshaunee peoples. She imagines a food system where more people have access to ecologically grown food, where there is less waste and where there's a better understanding of the labour it takes to get food from the farm to the table. Aliyah also has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies in Urban planning from the University of Waterloo. She believes that food and housing are human rights. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her partner Thomas and cat Frankie.