View our partner presentation at this link. 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.