Building Sustainable Tribal Foodscapes In the Time of COVID Webinar Recording
Rebuilding a More Resilient Food System through Regenerative Agriculture & Community Engagement
Nov. 17, 2020 • 6 – 8 pm • U.S. Mountain Standard Time
Speaker: Kelsey Ducheneaux
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Join Kelsey to learn how you as a food consumer or an agricultural products producer can contribute to the effort for a more localized and resilient food system. Kelsey Ducheneaux, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is committed to re-localizing local food systems. In her work as a Natural Resource Director, she’s privileged to work with Tribal land stewards across the country as they care for mother earth; deploying thoughtful, regenerative agriculture practices that exercise an evolution of our traditional ecological knowledge that we’ve inherited from our ancestors. Kelsey practices food sovereignty within her own community through DX Beef, LLC, a direct-to-consumer grass-fed beef business. In light of COVID, she’s been able to maintain a consistent, quality product to her local community. Similarly, she’s been able to share her successful business model and platform with other native ag producers that want to feed their community.
About the Speaker:
Kelsey Ducheneaux is a fourth generation tribal rancher that calls the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation home. She’s the owner of DX Beef, LLC, a direct-to-consumer regenerative beef operation. Kelsey is the Natural Resources Director for the Intertribal Agriculture Council, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes the use of Indian lands for the benefit of Indian peoples. Kelsey’s passion lies in working directly with land managers and producers in promoting regenerative agricultural practices. Kelsey is excited to see how her work with producers can continue to enhance their connection to consumers in an effort to re-localize more resilient food systems.
Kelsey was awarded the Bill and Melinda Gates Millenium Scholarship in 2011, which gave her access to a worldly education. She received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Rangeland Management from South Dakota State University and then her Master’s of Agriculture Degree in Integrated Resource Management from Colorado State University. Kelsey’s currently in her second year as a Doctorate in Education Candidate with Northcentral University. Through her education, she’s been able to travel abroad, build friendships, and serve as an advocate - both locally and nationally - for historically underserved and underrepresented populations of Indian Country.