Polytechnic and Saskatoon Tribal Council focus on Indigenous Food Security
- EFN Staff | September 11, 2017
Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recently that will enhance training and applied research for Indigenous food sovereignty, research the potential for new horticulture programs, and identify key industrial and funding partners to support the initiative.
Projects could include new programs that provide certification for students interested in rural and urban horticulture systems. Other opportunities include training in the design, construction and operation of horticultural facilities or development of community-based food production systems using Indigenous plant species.
“This MOU is an example of how our on-going partnerships provide the initial steps to creating and engaging in new opportunities for our community and members,” says Tribal Chief Felix Thomas, Saskatoon Tribal Council. “This MOU is the first step in engaging our membership in new vocations and roles that they otherwise would have over-looked.”