The Jerry Cans, from Nunavut Arctic Canada, will be touring Australia from 3 March beginning in WA and reaching Queensland on 22 March. Along the way they will play at some of Australia's premier music festivals.
As proponents of Indigenous cultural exchange and with First Nations Inuit people in their band, The Jerry Cans are always keen to meet local Aboriginal people and discuss their cultural similarities and differences.
To welcome them to the Sunshine State, an Indigenous cultural food exchange will be a highlight of the Queensland leg of their tour. The event will take place at Food Connect,Brisbane’s sustainable and ethical food hub, who have partnered with First Food Co, providores of specialty native Australian ingredients.
First Food Co are hosting the event to bring together Australian Indigenous Elders and the Inuit band members from Arctic Canada who will partake in an Indigenous cultural food exchange while invited guests taste the incredible dishes using First Food Co’s carefully sourced native ingredients, while listening to a few high-energy tunes from the band.
The fast rising northern stars, The Jerry Cans, create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut, close to the Arctic. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, the Jerry Cans are a distinctly northern, one-of-a-kind group. The band perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language even as the north and their home community of Iqaluit evolve.
Andrew Morrison, lead singer of The Jerry Cans, says that the group’s main focus is tointroduce the world to the lifestyle of their indigenous community in Arctic Canada via music and culture.
The Food Connect Foundation’s vision is a world where all Australians can access healthy, local, ecologically-grown food that is fair to growers, eaters and the planet.
First Food Co is a specialist providore led by Aunty Dale Chapman, and sources native Australian ingredients from Aboriginal communities who wild-harvest or farm a variety of ingredients. They value add by manufacturing a range of relish, salsa, dukkah, popcorn, confectionery, tea and soap. The team regularly appears at food festivals and other public events.
The invitation-only event will be held between 11am and 1.30pm at the Food Connect Homestead in Salisbury, on Thursday, 23 March 2017.
For Brisbane chefs, hospitality practitioners and supporters building fair relationships with local farmers, producers and distributors.
A casual drinks event brings Brisbane chefs and fair food supporters together in a yarning circle. Bruce Pascoe from the Bunurong clan of the Kulin nation is a teacher, farmer, fisherman, and author of award winning book, Dark Emu, Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?
In his book, Pascoe appeals to Australia's culinary experts to embrace indigenous foods and agricultural practices in order to sustain a resilient food system.
Come along to hear Pascoe elaborate on adoptable culinary practices. Indigenous chef and lecturer, Dale Chapman, will join Pascoe in discussing the social, cultural and environmental benefits of collaborating with indigenous Australians in a bid to expand the Australian cuisine.
Where: Wandering Cooks, South Brisbane
When: 6pm, Monday, 5 December, 2016
Tickets: Only $10.00, Buy Now
Organised by Paula Hardie and the Food Connect Foundation
Find out more at www.fairfoodchefs.com.au
Cooking and eating in full consciousness, Fair Food Chefs acknowledge their influence on the food system, are empowered to redirect their practice, and cultivate a sense of place by letting local, seasonal and fair foods drive their menus.
This event is also proudly supported by the
Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund and Moorooka Ward Councillor.
The dinner event includes a delicious three course meal sourced from Food Connect farmers and local food and beverage makers, and catered by Gemma and the team at Espresso Train Caterers. While enjoying the atmosphere of the Food Connect packing shed, you will hear from international speakers Anthony Flaccavento and Kathryn Scharf, and participate in a Q&A session afterwards.
WHEN: 6pm for 6.30pm Thursday, 11 August, 2016.
WHERE: Food Connect Homestead,
Commerce Street, Salisbury.
COST: $65 per head
WHY YOU SHOULD COME
Explore innovative ways to create greater value for local producers and entrepreneurs, revitalise rural and regional communities, and enhance affordable access to healthy food for all.
Learn first hand experiences of best practice Community Food Hub models from Canada, the USA and Australia.
Network with local practitioners, producers, academics, policy makers, investors, professionals and grassroots activists from across the food system.
Seek to understand the establishment pathways for community food hubs, with a focus on proof of concept planning, plus resource, infrastructure and financing requirements.
WHO SHOULD COME
Members of co-operatives, bulk buying groups, social entrepreneurs;
Producers and value-adders, who see themselves as suppliers of community food hubs;
Government planners and policy makers who can see the potential for this sector to meet economic development, health and well-being and environmental objectives;
Trainers, educators and researchers who want to support food hub operators and their suppliers to build their skills and capacities; and
Philanthropists and impact investors who realise the transformative power of financial resources put to a high social and environmental purpose.
PROGRAM & SPEAKERS
6.00pm - Registration, canapes
6.30pm - Welcome
Robert Pekin, Food Connect Foundation
Richard Warner, Nundah Community Enterprises Co-operative
Richard Warner is the coordinator of Nundah Community Enterprises Co-operative (NCEC), a workers co-op established around the employment needs of members with a disability. NCEC manages two businesses: 'Espresso Train Cafe' and 'NCEC parks and Maintenance' who maintain a number of Brisbane's small parks.
NCEC were awarded the best small social enterprise in Australia in 2015 and were finalists in 2013 and 2014. Richard has a background in community development and working alongside people with a disability & is current secretary of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) the first peak body for Social Enterprise in Australia.
7.00pm - Keynote Presentation
Community Food Centres in Canada: Systemic Change through Food Policy and Action
- Kathryn Scharf, Community Food Centres, Canada
7.45pm - Keynote Presentation
Food Hubs in the US: Lessons, Enablers, Opportunities
- Anthony Flaccavento, SCALE
8.30pm - Q&A with Speakers
Kathryn Scharf, CEO, Community Food Centres, Canada
Kathryn worked for six years as Program Director at the Stop Community Food Centre where she helped to develop the Community Food Centre program model and the strategy to take the model to a national scale. She has worked for 17 years in the community food security sector in Toronto on everything from grassroots work in community food programs and alternative food distribution systems to program development, communications and initiatives aimed at changing systems through food policy and action. She is the coauthor, with Nick Saul and Charles Levkoe, of the Metcalf Solutions Paper, In Every Community a Place for Food: The Role of the Community Food Centre in building a Local, Sustainable and Just Food System.
Anthony Flaccavento, President,
SCALE (Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies)
Anthony is an organic farmer near Abingdon, Virginia, in the heart of Central Appalachia. He has been working on community environmental and economic development in the region for the past 27 years. In 1995, he founded Appalachian Sustainable Development, which became a regional and national leader in sustainable economic development. Anthony left ASD in December, 2009 to found SCALE, Inc, a private consulting business dedicated to catalysing and supporting ecologically healthy regional economies and food systems.
SCALE works with community leaders, farmers, foundations, economic development agencies and others in Appalachia, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico the Arkansas Delta and other communities. Anthony speaks and writes about sustainable development, economics, food systems and rural development issues extensively, with some of his pieces appearing in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Solutions Journal and elsewhere.
*What is a Food Hub?
A centrally located facility used for the aggregation, storage, processing, marketing and distribution of regionally produced food products.
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