Meskwaki Agriculture & Food Sovereignty


Point of Contact: Shelley R. Buffalo

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Meskwaki Agriculture & Food Sovereignty, a branch of Meskwaki Natural Resources, is a community-based initiative rooted in Meskwaki traditional land stewardship practices and in the knowledge that food is medicine. This grass-roots program seeks to further food sovereignty goals and address cultural poverty by establishing healthy food systems on Tribal lands, empowering and revitalizing Meskwaki cultural food practices, and stewarding an edible landscape. They have increased accessibility of traditional seeds and gardening, and are re-invigorating the role of food in culture, ceremony and celebration through community outreach, events, and projects.