Native Food Sovereignty Summit is April 14-17

Registration is open for the Second Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit that will be held at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 14-17, 2014.

Once again, First Nations is a proud co-sponsor of this important event. Our co-sponsors are the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, the Intertribal Agriculture Council and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

Last year’s conference was fully booked and got rave reviews, so register early to ensure you have a seat at this one. Online registration and information is at this link: http://www.firstnations.org/conferences/2014/food/summit.html

Last year's conference was sold out

There will be two training tracks: Track 1 is Applied Agriculture, and Track 2 is Outreach.  Attendees can attend sessions in just one track, or they can customize their experience by selecting from any of the sessions. There are also two optional Field Working Sessions on Thursday, April 17 from 1 to 5 p.m., which will be held at the Oneida Farm, Tsyunhehkwa and the cannery.

Also check the website if you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, or if you want to showcase any traditional foods from other tribes and regions, or want to share samples of your packaging, marketing materials or products.

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  1. Decolonize Our World’s Food Supply & Evict Monsanto World Wide

    http://www.nativecircle.com/iicFood.html

    Indian Influence & Contributions
    to America and the world

    The American Indian contribution to the world’s food

    Did you know that over 62% of all the food that the entire world
    eats today was originally developed by American Indian people?
    It’s true! In fact, if you took out all the food in your cupboards
    and refrigerator that was developed by Indians, you wouldn’t be
    left with much to eat. Have you ever gone to a movie and had a
    tub of popcorn? Well, if it weren’t for the ingenuity of ancient
    Indian folks, you’d have to eat something else at the movie! Yes,
    that’s right, Indians invented popcorn…. and many other foods
    and drinks you enjoy today. The list below will clearly convey
    the overwhelming Indian contribution to the food of today’s world.
    A partial list of the foods originally
    developed or discovered by Indian people
    (Most of these foods were Indigenous only to the Americas
    meaning they did not grow anywhere else in the world)

    Corn – all types including sweet, flint & popcorn

    Beans – almost all types including: Pinto, Lima, Kidney, Navy,
    Red, White, Black, Green (String, Pole, French, Snap), Butter,
    Great Northern and Wax

    Squash – all types including Zuchinni, Acorn, Spaghetti,
    Crook-neck, Summer, Winter and Butternut

    Tomatoe – all types including Red, Yellow and Orange,
    from cherry to melon size

    Potato – 250 varieties grown (20 varieties are 75% of total harvest)
    3,000 varieties were developed by the Incas

    Cacao (Cocoa & Chocalate come from this)

    Peppers – all types including Green, Chili and Banana

    Sunflowers (the seeds and oil as well),

    Avacado
    Cashews
    Hominy
    Passion Fruit
    Vanilla
    Catfish
    Grits
    Hickory Nuts
    Cayenne
    Pumpkin
    Gum
    Pomegranates
    Peanuts
    Jerky
    Wild Rice
    Sweet Potato
    Jerusalem Artichoke
    Chilies
    Tortillas
    Persimmon
    Yams
    Arrowroot (starchy flour)
    Prickly Pear Cactus
    Pineapple
    Guava
    Papaya
    Pawpaw
    Blueberry
    Strawberry
    Mulberry
    Cranberry
    Huckleberry
    Chokecherry
    Maple Syrup
    Sassafras (Tea, & flavoring of Root Beer)
    Catnip
    Manioc or Cassava (Tapioca Pudding)
    Mequite
    Ramps (wild leeks)
    Wintergreen Mint
    Paprika
    Allspice
    Pecan
    Black Walnut
    Acorn
    Beechnut (fine quality oil)
    Clams
    Scallops
    Shrimp
    Crayfish
    Turkey
    Bison
    Moose
    Caribou
    Musk Ox
    Antelope
    Opossum
    Armadillo
    White Tailed Deer
    Alligator

    You Are What You Eat. Eat Organic, Be Organic.

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