There’s no official definition for the term “food sovereignty,” but the Indian Affairs Bureau describes it as “the ability of communities to determine the quantity and quality of the food that they consume by controlling how their food is produced and distributed.”
Portland-based news outlet Underscore recently tackled the topic in a new series. The Food Sovereignty Project features stories of Indigenous communities rebuilding food systems, reclaiming traditional foods and practices and preserving that knowledge for future generations.
Image: Farmland on Sauvie Island in early summer (Matvyei/English Wikipedia)
DiCarlo, Gemma. New reporting project focuses on Indigenous food sovereignty in the Columbia River Basin. Apr. 13, 2023. Think Out Loud, Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Transcript is available at the resource link.