Report Explores Alaska Native Communities’ Interaction with Food and Agriculture Programming

Researchers at the University of Alaska have published a report titled Food Security and Sovereignty in Alaska Native Communities: Recommendations for improving language and inclusivity in food and agriculture programming. The report authors used a collaborative approach to capture the stories and voices of Indigenous people and Tribes in Alaska around the language of food and agriculture and how it relates to supporting Tribal food sovereignty. The primary goal of this project was to better understand how agriculture fits into broader views of Tribal food sovereignty and security in Alaska. The 80-page report, which is available online, includes recommendations for using Tribal priorities, promoting and measuring food sovereignty, and focusing programmatic efforts around healing and resilience.