2021 Food Sovereignty
Securing our Sustenance
Native Communities and Their Fight for Food Amidst the Pandemic
Please join us on March 31st from 12-1:30PST for the Strengthening Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Native Communities webinar. Federal partners from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Administration of Children and Families (ACF), and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) will provide an overview of their food and nutrition programs, current flexibilities, and grant opportunities that can address food security. Tribal leaders will share how they have established food security and food sovereignty initiatives in innovative ways. There will be time for Q&A and discussion at the end.
Food Security & Sovereignty Webinar March 31 | 12-1:30 pm PST
9-10:30 am HST | 11 am-12:30 pm AKDT | 1-2:30 pm MDT | 2-3:30 pm CDT | 3-4:30 pm EDT
Tribal communities have historically experienced high rates of food insecurity and the pandemic has only amplified this issue. Studies have shown that approximately 25% of Native Americans face food insecurity, and this rate is higher in rural communities where access to food is scarce. Food sovereignty offers a path toward increased food security, greater self-sufficiency, and economic opportunity. Many tribal nations have found creative ways to utilize existing federal programs to increase food security and improve access to healthy and traditional foods.