Sadie Red Eagle hosts this panel, which focuses on two examples of tribes successfully implementing food sovereignty initiatives that have been highlighted in the case studies published by National Congress of American Indians. She talks with Taylor Thompson of the Yurok Tribe Food Sovereignty Program and Jann Hayman who represents Osage Nation.
Taylor Thompson gives an overview of the vision, development, and programmatic details of the Yurok Food Sovereignty Program. They will touch on Indigenous agriculture and land management methods incorporated into their Food Village model, educational opportunities offered for youth and community members, as well as how the tribe has successfully partnered with universities on formal research studies.
The Osage Nation, located in northeast Oklahoma, has prioritized food sovereignty and food security through the development of infrastructure to directly address breakdowns in food supply chains. Through developing the Harvest Land and Butcher House Meats facilities, the Osage Nation have taken an active role in ensuring the nutritional needs of their people are met. This presentation elaborates on those efforts for the benefit of the Osage people and the greater Indigenous community.