Kristin Ruppel IRAEA Brown Bag Seminar
- Friday, November 8, 2019 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
- Linfield Hall, 406 - view map
Toward Blackfeet Food Sovereignty: Sustainability through Indigenous Applied Research Partnerships. Food insecurity among Indigenous American nations is of central concern, causing or exacerbating multiple health conditions brought on by cookie cutter federal policies that sought to destroy Indigenous food systems and impose dependency on federal food aid ("commodities"). Paths toward restoring Indigenous food security--and sovereignty--converge in Native-led efforts to provide stop gaps like locally supplied food banks and soup kitchens, while also building local capacity to get at the roots of food insecurity: gaps in federal regulations that can be filled through the development of culturally-specific tribal food and land use codes that support the strategic reintroduction of locally produced Native foods and accompanying sustained educational campaigns.
- Danielle Carriere