Prairie Island Food Sovereignty Program


Point of Contact: Nicole Staudt

Phone Number: 6513854103

Location: 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089

The Prairie Island Food Sovereignty Program, serving the Prairie Island Indian Community of Southeastern Minnesota, aims to enhance the food sovereignty initiative in the community. This includes expanding a new greenhouse in the community garden, developing food ordinances and food business policies, conducting a local market analysis, creating a business plan to equip the tribe to begin the sell its own food products in local markets, and training opportunities tribal members to help them achieve these objectives. The community garden serves its own vegetables and buffalo meat from its herd at community events and has even made traditional tea from herbs in its medicinal garden.