Food Sovereignty Projects
Food sovereignty is defined as the right of Native peoples to retain their cultural identity and to reserve fundamental rights, including the right to produce food, granted in treaties and other legal documents. It is the process of decolonizing the local food system to recreate a sustainable system that maximizes self-reliance through farm-to-table initiatives.
- An AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer created a food sovereignty team with employees from several different departments.
- Assessed the production, purchasing, and consumption of food from the perspective of consumers
- 18 different tribes were represented in the results
- Asked about food access, affordability, nutrition, traditional knowledge, and future ideas
- Data and final report will be shared with other tribes, the USDA, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, and the Intertribal Ag Council