Food Sovereignty in Native America

Food Sovereignty in Native America


Some 23 percent of Native American families in the U.S. are challenged by food insecurity and live with day-to-day uncertainty about adequate food supplies and healthy nutrition. In this discussion, Mark Ford of Partnership with Native Americans and medicine maker Felicia Ruiz will highlight the history of food as medicine in Native cultures and how colonization affected Native American health and diet. Mark and Felicia will also discuss the modern movement of Native communities to return to traditional and ancestral foods and ways that the food sovereignty is being practiced today in Indian Country. In addition to the presentation, there will also be food samples available at the end!

Saturday, October 5th | 1:00 PM
Museum Location:
Main Tent

Click HERE to learn more about Felicia Ruiz.
Click HERE to learn more about Partnership with Native Americans.