Past Events

For the last four years the UW’s American Indian Studies Department has sponsored “The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxw: Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge” Symposium and Summit which brought together individuals who shared their knowledge and expertise on topics such as tribal food sovereignty initiatives, food justice and security, traditional foods and health, indigenous foods systems, and global climate change.

We are holding this Symposium and have retitled ourselves to “The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge”  to discuss how we can continue to utilize future symposia to better serve our indigenous communities as we continue to foster dialogue and build collaborative networks to sustain our cultural food practices and preserve our healthy relationships to the land, water, and all living things. We have brought together a wonderful of speakers who will share their knowledge, ideas, and strategies with us. And, we look forward to all of sharing knowledge, strategies, and ideas in this framework of collaboration.

Learn more from our past symposiums.