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Native Farm to School Guide: Connecting Traditional Foods, Stories, Language, and Community

2021

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First Nations recognizes that the deep roots of Native communities in tending and harvesting food have grown into contemporary farming, ranching and other forms of agriculture. The Native Farm to School Guide: Connecting Traditional Foods, Stories, Language, and Community focuses on what food sovereignty can look like inside community education and school systems.

The Guide distinguishes Native Farm to School from Farm to School by providing diverse examples from tribal communities across Indian Country and sharing key elements that pertain to Native communities. Developed through an analysis of Native and non-Native Farm to School programs, the Guide identifies best practices, lessons learned, biggest challenges and
case studies of successful programs. The Guide also outlines planning activities, assessment tools, and resources to help Native communities improve, expand, and initiate Native-centered programming and support this important work.