Carol Kalafatic (Quechua, Spanish & Croatian) has been collaborating with Indigenous Peoples since 1991, as a policy advocate, organizer, trans-disciplinary scholar, and educator, to promote their self-determination, food sovereignty, and meaningful participation in policy making. Currently she works with sub-Arctic Indigenous Peoples who are asserting their rights and building coalitions to protect wild salmon habitat and fisheries. She also supports the Bameno Huaorani in protecting their territory from oil development in the Amazon in Ecuador.
These Extraordinary Times: Indigenous Peoples and Coalition Building for Agroecology and Food Sovereignty
By Carol Kalafatic, Agroecology Now!
In this post I aim to elaborate my belief that, to build or spread food sovereignty, there is an increased need for diverse Peoples, communities and social movements to strengthen relationships and coalitions with one another. Our exchange of knowledges, strategies and practices will keep producing tangible results, and on the less tangible but equally important side, our solidarity will reinforce our resilience in the face of increasing unpredictability.