American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people experienced many disruptions to traditional food systems with the loss of land, relocation, and the policy of acculturation making it difficult to access fresh, affordable food. Tribal food sovereignty initiatives addresses issues of hunger and health by increasing food production and traditional food knowledge in in Native communities. These Initiatives exist and are available to improve food access and restore traditional foods and practices on Tribal lands.
Native Food System Initiatives – Some Examples
Here are some great examples of Native Food System Initiatives.