How Native American tribes saved a giant, ancient squash from oblivion

How Native American tribes saved a giant, ancient squash from oblivion

How Native American tribes saved a giant, ancient squash from oblivion. 

The seeds passed through a couple of pairs of hands before they got to the farm. But they started with Paul DeMain, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (board member of Honor the Earth) and the editor of News from Indian Country. DeMain says his seeds originally came from the Miami tribe in Indiana and are thought to be from a line that's somewhere between 1,000 to 2,000 years old.

CHEYENNE RIVER YOUTH PROJECT’S TWO-YEAR “GROWING THE NEXT GENERATION LAKOTA WORKFORCE” INITIATIVE

CHEYENNE RIVER YOUTH PROJECT’S TWO-YEAR “GROWING THE NEXT GENERATION LAKOTA WORKFORCE” INITIATIVE

CHEYENNE RIVER YOUTH PROJECT’S TWO-YEAR “GROWING THE NEXT GENERATION LAKOTA WORKFORCE” INITIATIVE WILL EXPAND TEEN INTERNSHIPS AND FURTHER DEVELOP SOCIAL ENTERPRISES AT EAGLE BUTTE CAMPUS

Mille Lacs Band Integrated Food Systems Program

Winona LaDuke has been making the rounds in all three districts in recent weeks, talking to Band members about the Mille Lacs Band Integrated Food Systems Program, which Commissioner of Administration Catherine Colsrud has been developing for over a year. Winona's Honor the Earth organization was chosen to partner with the Band in operating the program. See the February Inaajimowin for a story on the project. If you can't wait that long, and "like" the MLBO Farming Project Facebook page.

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Winona LaDuke has been making the rounds in all three districts in recent weeks, talking to Band members about the Mille...

Posted by Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe on Monday, January 18, 2016

Slow Food Turtle Island

Slow Food Turtle Island

Slow Food Turtle Island

On February 22, representatives from Indigenous food projects around the country gathered at theTaos County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) with representatives from Slow Food USA(and Skyped in Slow Foods International) as well as the Christiansen Fund, to discuss the possibility and mechanics of establishing a Slow Foods chapter specifically for Indigenous people from Canada, the US, and Mexico. Participants felt that having a Slow Food association separate from the national organizations would give Native communities better opportunities to network, develop presidia to protect Indigenous foods, and send Native delegates to Terra Madre in Italy.

Food Sovereignty: RFP: FOOD SOVEREIGNTY ASSESSMENT GRANTS

Food Sovereignty: RFP: FOOD SOVEREIGNTY ASSESSMENT GRANTS

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting proposals from Native communities interested in conducting food sovereignty or community food assessments. Under the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative, generously supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, First Nations plans to award up to 10 grants of up to $10,000 each to Native communities looking to conduct food assessments and gain a better knowledge and understanding about the historical, current and future state of their local food systems.

Venezuela's 'people as legislators' ban GMOs, protect traditional seeds

Venezuela's 'people as legislators' ban GMOs, protect traditional seeds
History is being made in Venezuela. Not only is the law extraordinary in and of itself, but that it was passed at this very moment, in the face of adverse circumstances both globally and nationally, makes it all the more remarkable.

The Rights of Mother Earth: The NCTCC's newest Program is the Rights of Mother Earth.

The Rights of Mother Earth: The NCTCC's newest Program is the Rights of Mother Earth.

The NCTCC's newest Program is the Rights of Mother Earth. We are working with our member tribes and allies on all issues involving indigenous food sovereignty, including banning GMO salmon and crops on Tribal lands and reducing chemical pesticides.