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Youth in Action: Indigenous Food Sovereignty
November 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Hear from young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere who are working toward equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples. Native food systems and agricultural practices were disrupted upon European settlement and the displacement of Native peoples from their lands. For the last century, new foods introduced by U.S. federal policy were unhealthy and substantially different from traditional diets. The introduction of unhealthy food, combined with uneven quality of and access to medical care, continues to leave many American Indians fighting an uphill battle for their health. Today we see many young people returning to traditional food sources and sustainable ways of living through political action and sustainable practice.