Formation of New 'Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance'
Moving Ahead Following Introductory Webinar That Drew Nearly 200
Condensed by Native Village
Nations Development Institute and the
Taos County Economic
Development Corporation are combining efforts to create
Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, or NAFSA.
This follows an introductory webinar in January attended by nearly 200
interested parties across the U.S.
NAFSA is a sustainable and organized movement that is driven and
controlled by Native Americans.
While the focus is on health, nutrition and cultural identity,
NAFSA also works with the business sector. Organizers believe that controlling Native food systems will promote
economic development in Native communities.
Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance
Addressing food security, hunger and nutrition in
Native communities at the national, tribal and local
Giving voice to issues of Native food-system control and policy
Providing a network for collaboration
among those involved in Native food-system control.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation is
funding the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance. Kellogg
underwrites many Native agriculture and food-related projects
through First Nations Development Institute.
The first in-person meeting for those interested in NAFSA is during
April's Food Sovereignty Summit
in Wisconsin. The Summit is sponsored by First Nations
the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Intertribal Agriculture Council and
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
The professional tracks at the conference include
Sustainable Agricultural Practices; Community Outreach and
Development; and Business Management, Finance and Marketing.
Attendees have the option of attending sessions in just one track,
or they may customize their experience by selecting any session.
Native American Food
April 15-18, 2013
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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