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August 28, 2012

NAN FOOD SYMPOSIUM ADDRESSES NORTHERN FOOD CHALLENGES

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is pleased to welcome over 80 food actionists from across NAN territory to the 3rd Annual Nishnawbe Aski Nation Food Symposium. The event takes place August 28-30, 2012 at the Best Western Nor’wester Hotel and Conference Centre in Thunder Bay.

The NAN Food Symposium’s aim is to connect individuals from across NAN in order to collectively address food system challenges and build a food sovereign community. Participation offers individuals, businesses, and organizations opportunities to engage one another, share knowledge, and explore community-based solutions. The symposium will include presentations of community-based initiatives, tours of local farms and social enterprises, and workshops. NAN will also be presenting the inaugural Food Champion Awards in a ceremony on Thursday at lunch.

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