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Winona LaDuke to Headline Food Security Conference

January 13, 2012 6:43 AM | Entertainment

By Brian Schultz


A well-known Anishinaabe author and orator will help Food Matters Manitoba launch the Growing Local food security conference in February.

Winona LaDuke will headline the conference on Thursday, February 23 at The Marlborough Hotel. Duke has devoted her life to protecting the traditional foods and land of indigenous communities.

“An evening with Winona LaDuke” will include local food and music. The annual conference will bring together consumers, farmers, traditional harvesters, including 100 attendees from 60 Manitoba First Nations. The three-day conference will also feature workshops, discussions and displays on food skills, indigenous food culture, rural/urban connections, health, direct farm marketing and more.

To buy tickets for LaDuke’s keynote and the Growing Local conference, visit FoodMattersManitoba.ca or call (204) 943-0822. Early bird discounts end January 20.

Duke will also open the conference on the morning of February 24.