This course will introduce participants to the bridge between Indigenous people, biodiversity, and traditional knowledge as pillars for food sovereignty, locally and globally. It will present the crucial role of Indigenous people as guardians of biodiversity and natural resources, and will demonstrate how these elements are connected to our daily life, and how they ensure food security for humankind.
Kalamazoo Valley is partnering with Transformational Connections to offer the Spring 2021 series of International Life Enrichment courses. Transformational Connections of Southwest Michigan is a Michigan 501c3 whose mission is "To provide volunteer opportunities in the developing world and foster life-changing experiences within ourselves, our community and those we are serving." They have developed over 12 trips to the Lake Atitlan, Guatemala region, including study abroad courses through local universities. Transformational Connections looks forward to travel to and with our partners in Guatemala in 2022.