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Region 3 Convention & NFU-O AGM - NFUOntario

Join us for the 2022 Region 3 Convention & NFU-O AGM. This year’s theme is “Deeply Rooted”.

Convention Theme

This year’s theme, “Deeply Rooted”, reflects the structural forces at play which prevent swift and meaningful action to counter and mitigate the effects of climate change. Yet “Deeply Rooted” also celebrates the agroecological solutions to climate mitigation: deep roots sequester more carbon in the soil and are more resilient to extreme weather conditions. Our AGM & Convention panels, including our keynote address from Dr. Priscilla Settee, will fill the space in between these two ideas.

Register for the 2022 Region 3 Convention & NFU-O AGM here.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Join us on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30pm (EST), for a discussion with Dr. Priscilla Settee, David Suzuki Foundation Fellow and Professor at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Priscilla Settee is a member of Cumberland House Swampy Cree First Nations and a Professor of Indigenous Studies where she teaches courses on Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Indigenous Social Economies. She is also an Adjunct Professor for the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba where she serves graduate students on Indigenous Food Sovereignty. She has won recognition nationally and internationally for her work on Indigenous knowledge systems and is the author of several books including: “Pimatisiwin: Global Indigenous Knowledge Systems” (2013), which looks at global Indigenous Knowledge Systems; and “The Strength of Women: Ahkameyimohk” (2011), which examines the role of Indigenous women’s stories in establishing truth, reconciliation and social change.
Dr. Settee will describe her research as a David Suzuki fellow, documenting the impact of western development on Indigenous traditional economies and food producing capabilities, with a focus on trappers in northern Saskatchewan. She will also speak about her work as the co-editor of “Indigenous Food Systems: Cases, Concepts and Conversations”, and will speak to the importance of acknowledging and promoting community based Indigenous food systems both locally, nationally and internationally; and her belief that working in solidarity with global citizens will promote biodiversity and the world foods.

PLUS! Additional panels will cover on-farm extreme weather mitigation strategies, the NFU-O’s land-linking work, and more!
More details will be announced soon!

AGENDA
Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

12:15pm Call to Order Region 3 Convention/Steering Committee Report and Ratification/Approval of Agenda/Open Nominations
1:15pm Regional, National, and Women, Youth, and IPC Advisory Reports
2:15pm Resolutions
3:15pm Break
3:30pm Panel – “Land-Linking 2022: What We’ve Learned”
4:30pm Resolutions
5:30pm Break
7:30pm Keynote Address: Dr. Priscilla Settee

Friday, March 4th, 2022

10:00am Panel: TBA
11:15am Break
11:30am Panel: TBA
12:30pm Break
1:30pm NFU-O AGM Call to Order
1:35pm Elections
2:35pm Financial Statements and Appointment of Auditor
3:35pm Adoption of Region 3 Policy Resolutions/Other/Adjournment
3:40pm Reconvene Region 3 Convention/Adoption of National Board Members, IPC member, Women’s Advisor and Youth Advisor
4:00pm Closing Remarks – Regional Coordinator & NFU-O President

A BIG thank to our 2022 Convention sponsors!

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