Honoring Indigenous Food Sovereignty: An Indigenous Peoples Day Event

Join us for an evening of good food, community, and celebration of Indigenous knowledge. This event will highlight knowledge keepers and activists who are keeping Indigenous food traditions alive. Our speakers will explore some of the historical context that gave rise to the prevalence of food deserts and the broader threat to Indigenous food ways as well as looking to the future of what food sovereignty means to them and their communities. Please register to join us. 

Keynote Speaker

Deanna EagleFeather (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) has focused her professional and personal lives on food sovereignty and skill-sharing. She has hosted food preservation courses through South Dakota State University's extension offices and is in the process of operationalizing a farmstead with her husband and their five children. Her family's farmstead will focus on food producing, workshops around preserving, food foraging and animal husbandry. Deanna will provide information on her own work and highlight the historical and contemporary contexts that have produced the current climate around food rights and sovereignty in Indian country.

Breakout Session Speakers

Jacqueline White (Northern Arapaho and Chippewa Cree) serves as the Tribal relations consultant for the Wyoming Food Bank, and her breakout session will focus on food sovereignty, food insecurity and food ways. 

Tsanavi Spoonhunter (Northern Arapaho and Northern Paiute) a director and producer who earned a master's degree in journalism with a focus on documentary filmmaking from the University of California, Berkeley. Spoonhunter will discuss key themes from her award-winning documentary, "Crow Country: Our Right to Food Sovereignty," which will be screened 4-6 p.m., Oct. 10, in the Center for British and Irish Studies at Norlin Library.

This event is sponsored by the CU Boulder College of Arts and Sciences and the City of Boulder and co-hosted by the CU Boulder Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Center for Native and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS) and Right Relationship Boulder. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 4:00pm to 7:30pm

Kittredge Central, Multipurpose Rooms A & B
2480 Kittredge Loop Rd., Boulder, CO 80309

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