Distinguishing Between Native Food Sovereignty and Native Food Security in Indian Country is a three-part series that includes Perspectives on Native Food Sovereignty & Health Equity, Native Food Security from Lack to Abundance, and Serving Native Youth: A Dialogue on Native Food Sovereignty and Native Food Security.
Native Food Sovereignty is distinct within the global Indigenous food sovereignty movement. Native communities continue to be misunderstood when speaking about food security. The difference between food security and Native Food Security is cultural. This series provides a glimpse into how four Native-led organizations pushing youth food and cultural education forward think about their approach to Native Food Sovereignty and Native Food Security.
This work was made possible by a grant from The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, encouraging local, state, and national organizations to include health considerations in policy decisions across multiple sectors. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Health Impact Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson
Thank you to Zuni Youth Enrichment Project, Ukwakhwa, Ndée Bikíyaa, and Meskwaki Food Sovereignty for their contribution to this series; and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The Pew Charitable Trusts for their generous funding.