Dawn Morrison to Speak on Indigenous Food Security at Next ‘Ubuntu Talks’

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Vancouver, BC | As part of our monthly discussion series Ubuntu Talks, we will be chatting with Dawn Morrison, Founder, Chair and Coordinator of the B.C. Food Systems Networking Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty.

Free event | Monday, Dec. 9th at 6 pm | Drinks & sourdough pizza will be available

We are so excited to be hosting Dawn Morrison for a special evening of conversation around Indigenous Food Security in Canada. In the years away from her ancestral Secwepemc (Shuswap) community, Dawn’s work in various capacities throughout her 20 year long career in Horticulture has kept her in touch with her Indigenous roots through applying an ecological approach to studying and working with plants. Her Secwepemc heritage, along with her technical and practical background in horticulture and ethnobotany and her passion for environmental and cultural revitalization, led her to a long career in Aboriginal adult education and community self-development.

ABOUT UBUNTU CANTEEN | Located in the heart of Vancouver’s burgeoning Fraserhood district, Ubuntu Canteen is the latest project for David Gunawan, the locavore-focused chef behind such notable and award-winning Vancouver restaurants as Farmer’s Apprentice and Grapes & Soda. Deriving its name from a Zulu word meaning ‘compassion’ and ‘humanity’, Ubuntu Canteen is a conscious and future-focused restaurant, bakery and coffee shop that provides a space where friends and families of all ages can gather together to break bread, share stories and build a strong sense of community. By day, Unbuntu offers a bakery that prepares organic pastries, fresh sourdough loaves and lighter fare comprising ingredients grown by its family network of local farmers and a full-service espresso bar using locally roasted, ethically sourced beans. By night, Ubuntu dims the lights, plays records and serves up a variety of approachable-yet-elevated dishes and fresh nightly features such as house-made pasta, rotisserie chicken and local seafood paired with house-made cocktails, biodynamic and natural wine and a rotating selection of some of BC’s best craft beer.

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