Indigenous Food Sovereignty

LAW 631R  |  1 credit

Michael Fakhri


The food sovereignty movement has been a powerful force that, over the past several decades, has changed international trade institutions, property rights, and human rights law. Indigenous communities have been part of that movement and have affected how food  sovereignty is used and understood as an idea. 

KEY QUESTIONS:
  • Why is food sovereignty a concern of international trade, property, and human rights law?  
  • How has food sovereignty been used by Indigenous communities and tribal governments as a means of strengthening Indigenous governance?  
  • How might different Native nations want to critically think about food sovereignty in order to decide whether it is an idea and movement worth engaging with, and if so on what terms?