Thursday, November 3, 2022 7pm
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Devon Abbott Mihesuah
Cora Lee Beers Price Teaching Professor in International Cultural Understanding
The Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement: Successes and New Challenges
The Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement (IFSM) is complicated. The overarching goal of the IFSM is for tribes to achieve control over their food systems. The IFSM has exploded in recent years with initiatives such as tribal and grassroots food initiatives, farms, community and backyard gardens, food summits and school programs. Despite these efforts, high rates of diabetes, obesity and other health issues still remain, and food insecurity is a reality for many Natives. The IFSM should involve political, economic, social, religious and environmental activism. This talk provides an overview of what strategies have worked, but more importantly, what has not and what we should do now.
Devon Mihesuah, an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is the Cora Lee Beers Price Professor in the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas and is the former editor of the American Indian Quarterly and the University Nebraska Press book series, “Contemporary Indigenous Issues.” A historian by training, she is the author of numerous award-winning books on Indigenous history and current issues, including Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness, that was recently named the Best Indigenous Book in the World by Gourmand International; American Indigenous Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism; Ned Christie: The Creation of an Outlaw and Cherokee Hero; Choctaw Crime and Punishment: 1884-1907 and American Indians: Stereotypes and Realities, as well as seven novels, most recently Dance of the Returned that was published in September 2022. She oversees the American Indian Health and Diet Project at https://aihd.ku.edu/ and the Facebook page, Indigenous Eating. See her blog at: https://devonmihesuah.blog.ku.edu/
AudienceAlumni General Public Faculty Students
DepartmentCenter for the Humanities
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