Symposium 2022

Join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Indigenous Foods Symposium as we return back to an in-person event.

Hosted by the UW’s American Indian Studies Department and the Na’ah Illahee Fund

May 13-14, 2022, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

University of Washington wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House
4249 Whitman Ct NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Learn from the Past, Celebrate the Present, Hope for the Future

This in-person symposium brings people together to share knowledge on topics such as traditional foods, plants and medicines; environmental and food justice; food sovereignty/security; health and wellness; and treaty rights.

Our symposium is a signature event for the UW Intellectual House and has become an important venue for bringing together people from diverse communities and organizations who share the same commitment to protecting Indigenous homelands and the environment. It serves to foster dialogue and build collaborative networks as Indigenous peoples strive to sustain cultural food practices and preserve healthy relationships to the land, water, and all living things.

In honor of our 10th anniversary, our theme this year is “Learn from the Past, Celebrate the Present, Hope for the Future” and we have invited back previous speakers to share their perspectives over the last ten years and reflect on the work we have done in this space.

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 Your registration includes continental breakfast and lunch with traditional Northwest Coast foods prepared by Indigenous chefs.
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