From Garden Warriors to Good Seeds: Defining and Enacting Food Sovereignty Through Native American Gardens
Public Lecture by Elizabeth Hoover
Elizabeth Hoover is a Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University. She will be giving a talk that explores how food sovereignty as a concept and method is being described, defined, and enacted by Native American farmers and gardeners, and how these definitions are being operationalized in the broader goals of promoting community health and the reclamation and maintenance of tribal culture. She draws on a decade spent volunteering and conducting interviews in 39 Indigenous farming projects, interviews with 9 Native chefs, and experiences as a board member of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, to expand a largely theoretical conversation in academic and activist literature into the fields, barns, and canneries of Indian Country.