Terrylynn “Será:sera” Brant (B.A., B.Ed., M.Sc., Mohawk Turtle Clan) is a traditional Seedkeeper from Six Nations, a retired teacher and university instructor of Indigenous Science. She authored “Culturally Relevant Aboriginal Education” and the column “In My Longhouse Basket”. She speaks internationally and at the UN on Indigenous Agricultural practices and Food Security. Living 25 years off grid, lead to building an Earthship Agricultural School at “Mohawk Seedkeeper Gardens” specializing in Haudenonsaunee foods, seeds and sustainable farming. She frequently visits indigenous farms throughout Turtle Island.
WORKSHOP TITLE : Climate change: A Haudenosaunee Agriculturalist’s Perspective
DESCRIPTION : Terrylynn “Será:sera” Brant, a Six Nations Mohawk Seedkeeper explains the role of a traditional Seedkeeper and why the revitalization of the “Corn Village” is critical to improving the health of indigenous communities. Her life’s work has been about her responsibility to the land, the food it grows and the society it has given the Kanyen’kehá:ka. She believes the prophecies warn of this critical time. A time when the injustices of climate change are working hand-in-hand with nutritional colonialism, to keep the people in a state of ill health: in body, mind and spirit. This is a time to understand how the undertaking of culture is imperative for food sovereignty and community health.