USDA Takes Action on Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative

USDA announced new resources and new agreements of the USDA Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative, which promotes traditional food ways, Indian Country food and agriculture markets, and Indigenous health through foods tailored to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) dietary needs. USDA is partnering with tribal-serving organizations on these projects to reimagine federal food and agriculture programs from an Indigenous perspective and inform future USDA programs and policies. The new resources include a manual titled “Transitioning from Cattle to Bison,” regional seed saving hubs, 12 videos on foraging wild and Indigenous plants, and 12 recipes and instructional cooking videos using Indigenous foods.