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Delegations to Terra Madre 2006

Terra Madre, the International Slow Food Conference
Terra Madre, the International Slow Food Conference, 2006

 

Turin, Italy

The North American Indigenous Delegations to the 2006 Slow Food’s Terra Madre conference…

  • …brought our struggle to a worldwide audience, and
  • …shared with many groups from around the world seeking to protect the biodiversity of our collective food heritage and the resilience of traditional, land-based cultures.
Indigenous Delegation to Terra Madre
Indigenous Delegation to Terra Madre

A broad indigenous delegation from around the world was present at the slow food conference.

Miguel Santistevan at Terra Madre 2006
Miguel Santistevan at Terra Madre 2006

Miguel Santistevan of New Mexico Acequia Association was a delegate to Terra Madre.

Introducing Slow Food

Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.

Slow Food has played an instrumental role in publicizing indigenous struggles for food sovereignty.

Every other year, they host an international conference, Terra Madre, recognizing their Presidia (funded projects) and Convivia (local chapters).