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February 9, 2012

Food Matters Manitoba & Winona LaDuke

2012 Growing Local Conference 
The Marlborough Hotel,, 331 Smith Street 
February 23 to 25  

Food Matters Manitoba, and the 2012 Growing Local Organizing Committee cordially invite you to Manitoba's premiere food security event.  

This year's conference will feature workshops in: 
* Do-It-Yourself Food Skills 
* Community Connections 
* Gardening  
* Indigenous Food Culture 
* Farm Stories 
* Food and Health 
*  "Food Matters (To Me)" Youth Gathering  

For more information and to register please visit Food Matters Manitoba website  
(ph) 943-0822 (email) Food Matters Manitoba   

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February 23
"An Evening with Winona LaDuke" 
not included in General Conference registration fees 
Tickets $15, can be purchased online  

Reknowned Anishinaabe author, orator, and one of Time magazine's most promising leaders, keynote speaker Winona LaDuke will be presenting on "Food Sovereignty and the Green Economy: Challenges and Strategies for the Social Justice Movement".  

LaDuke examines how these struggles link to broader economic and political trends and underscores the challenges facing social justice movements as a whole.  

LaDuke is founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for native environmental groups. She is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, and a leader on the issues of culturally-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems.

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