2020 Empowering Tribal Culture, Ecology, and Food Systems Webinar Series: FREE
End Date: October 28, 2020
Duration of each webinar episode: 75 minutes, 12-1:15PM US Mountain Daylight time
– The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems in North America – Chef Sean Sherman, founder of the The Sioux Chef company, author of The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, winner of the James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook, Minneapolis, MN
Click here to view the Sept. 30 recorded webinar, episode 1.
– Restoring Seed Relatives: Collection and Storage Techniques
- Topic 1: There’s a Whole Lot of Saving Needed to Save Seeds – Mervyn L. Tano, M.Ed., J.D., President, International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Attorney, and Author in Indian law and Cultural Resource Management – Click here to view a PDF of Mervyn Tano’s presentation.
- Topic 2: Seed Collection, Cleaning, Storage, Propagation and Germination – Bridget McNassar MS, Native Plants and Conservation Manager, Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center. Click here to view a PDF of Bridget McNassar’s presentation.
- Click here to view the Oct. 7 recorded webinar, episode 2.
– Agroforestry: Indigenous Knowledge and Central American Perspectives
- Topic 1: Defining Agroforestry within Traditional Ecological Knowledge – It has Always Been a Practice!” – Kate MacFarland, USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) Agroforester
- Topic 2: Community-led Agroforestry in Central America – Valentina de Rooy, Regional Manager, Trees, Water & People, Fort Collins, Colorado
- Click here to view the Oct. 14 recorded webinar, episode 3.
– Community Benefits and Challenges of Tribal Greenhouse Management – Jeremy Pinto (Dine’), PhD, Research Plant Physiologist/Tribal Nursery Specialist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service
Click here to view the Oct. 21 recorded webinar, episode 4.
OCT 28 WEBINAR, Episode 5: AIMing for SOS: FBIC/BLM/SER Native Seed and Grassland Restoration Program: The Tribal Nursery Program on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation – Cristina Eisenberg, PHD, FBIC/BLM/SER Native Seed and Grassland Restoration Program Director, Oregon State University, and Wendy Velman, Botany Program Lead, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
This webinar series aims to support Indigenous communities’ efforts to restore their land, reduce food insecurity, and increase economic opportunity through the production of native plants. Through these efforts, tribes can improve access to healthy and traditionally harvested foods, medicines and plants for textiles and ceremonial use. Expert voices will offer strategies Tribes can utilize to develop or improve food sovereignty initiatives and native plant propagation. Webinars are 75-minutes each, including time for questions and discussion. The series begins on September 30th at noon MDST and are held each Wednesday thereafter.
Registration is free, but please register so we can send you updates along with the Zoom link for each webinar. Your registration will cover all 5 webinars in this series.