Earth to Table Legacies: A Transmedia Educational Package
Deborah Barndt and Lauren Baker (MES Alumna)
An intergenerational and intercultural conversation on food sovereignty is a critical one within the
current context of the increasing corporatization of the food system as well as growing resistance by
local food activists, the resurgence of Indigenous communities as teachers about the environment, and
the broader political economic context of the renegotiation of NAFTA. Moreover, the Canadian
government has recently committed itself to redress two historical systemic inequities: to develop a
national food policy that provides healthy and sustainable food to all and to reconcile with Indigenous peoples, the original inhabitants, whose food system was destroyed by colonization (residential schools, loss of land, industrial food). The overall goal of Earth to Table Legacies is to generate an intergenerational and intercultural dialogue about food sovereignty by producing a transmedia educational package. Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) $48,726.