2017 Food Sovereignty Summit

October 2, 2017 to October 5, 2017
Green Bay, WI

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About the Conference

First Nations Development Institute and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin are pleased to announce the fourth Food Sovereignty Summit held on October 2-5, 207, at the Radisson Hotel in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is a forum for Native communities learning from one another to promote health, wellness, and food sovereignty. 

Registration, hotel information, and a preliminary agenda will be available starting February 2017.

If you are interested in presenting, donation traditional foods, or sponsoring the conference, please contact Autumn Romero at aromero@firstnations.org.

Conference Logistics & Information

Radisson Hotel
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313

Who Should Attend?
Native farmers, ranchers, gardeners, businesses, policy makers, tribal agricultural staff, Native non-profits working in agriculture, small producers, tribal producers and tribal leaders.

Training Tracks

  • Track 1: Applied Agriculture

​​Join Native practitioners from around the country as they share information related to crop yields, herd management, designing a community cannery and more.

  • Track 2: Community Outreach

Program models will be shared that engage different Native community members in agriculture, including youth, elders, producers, and policy makers.

  • Track 3: Products to Market

Native business from around the country will share their stories, successes, challenges, and tools for how they have been able to access new retail markets and expand the presence of their agricultural products in those markets.

Conference Features

Experiential Learning Field Sessions
The Oneida Nation will host participants in experiential learning sessions relating to food preservation, farm practices, food handling, organic certification, and more.

Chefs' Corner
Eating is a part of our culture, and the Chefs' Corner will not dissapoint you. Join featured chefs as they share their culinary creations bringing the flavor of various regions.

Connect the Dots
Share success stories about last year's Summit. Seek a mentor or offer to mentor others as they develop their programs to build healthy communities.