Indigenous Terra Madre, organized for the first time in 2011 in Jokkmokk, Sweden, was Slow Food’s first event dedicated entirely to Indigenous Peoples. The event brought together representatives of indigenous communities from around the world to celebrate their food cultures and discuss how to bring their knowledge and vision of food production into modern times.

The second Indigenous Terra Madre meeting was held in Meghalaya, India from November 3 – 7, 2015. It involved over 600 representatives from 140 international Indigenous communities and over 60 countries. Three days of conferences addressed the rights of Indigenous Peoples to have control over their land to grow food, hunt, fish and gather according to their own needs, to protect their livelihoods and to defend the biodiversity of indigenous breeds and crop varieties. The final event day invited thousands of visitors to participate in a festival celebrating indigenous foods and voices through cooking demonstrations, handicrafts and song and dance. 

The Shillong Declaration (A living document based on the session held at ITM 2015 Shillong, Meghalaya, North East India):

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More from the 2011 event in Jokkmokk:


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