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Earth Day Virtual Panel: Lessons from Indigenous Agriculture for Achieving Food Sovereignty
April 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Indigenous farming values and practices are major influences on the organic and regenerative farming movements that we see today. Learning from Indigenous communities and recognizing their founding role in a holistic approach to food and farming is key to feeding the world while cooling the planet.
Join Heifer International President and CEO, Pierre Ferrari, for a live panel discussion leading into Earth Day on indigenous farming and food sovereignty with:
Clayton Brascoupe, Program Director of Traditional Native American Farmers Association, Mohawk/Anishinnaabe, who will discuss the importance of engaging women and youth in farming;
Devon Mihesuah, Professor of International Cultural Understanding at the University of Kansas and citizen of the Choctaw Nation, who will share how backyard garden chickens contribute to food sovereignty; and
Mitch Albright, Assistant Director of Agriculture for the Quapaw Nation in Northeast Oklahoma, who will speak about indigenous agriculture practices.
The panel will feature a 45-minute discussion followed by a 15-minute Q&A with the audience. Please submit question during the event through the webinar Q&A box.