Arizona State University, Food Tank, and University of Hawaii Present: “The Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways.”
Traditional indigenous knowledge is not front and center in most conversations on food system transformation and this needs to be rectified. That is why we are so excited to announce the next Food Tank Summit on ‘The Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways’ to be held January 22, 2020 at Arizona State University.
The Summit is a collaboration between Food Tank, the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University and the Sustainable Community Food Systems Program at the University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu.
Confirmed Speakers Include:
- Maenette Benham, Chancellor, University of Hawai’i at West O’ahu
- Bryan Brayboy, President’s Professor and Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice at ASU, Lumbee
- Twila Cassadore, Food Sovereignty Advocate from the San Carlos Apache Tribe
- Nephi Craig, Founder of the Native American Culinary Association, White Mountain Apache
- Paula Daniels, Co-Founder, Center for Good Food Purchasing, and Founder, Los Angeles Food Policy Council
- Terrol Dew Johnson, Founder, Tohono O’odham Community Action
- Kamuela Enos, Director of Social Enterprise, MA’O Organic Farms
- Cindy Farlee, Student, ASU Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership
- Mariah Gladstone, Founder, Indigikitchen
- Janie Simms Hipp, President & CEO, Native American Agriculture Fund
- Michael Kotutwa Johnson, Farmer from the Hopi tribe
- Deb Krol, Arizona Republic Environment Reporter, Xolon Salinan
- Chelsey Luger, Journalist, from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota.
- Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems
- Albie Miles, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Food Systems, University of Hawai’i at West O’ahu
- Karli Moore, Student, ASU Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership
- Andi Murphy, Journalist, Las Cruses Sun and Civil Eats
- Melissa Nelson, Professor of American Indian Studies, San Francisco State University
- Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank
- Terry Rambler, Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe
- Cheryse “Kaui” Sana, MA’O Organic Farms Manager, Native Hawaiian
- Shondiin Silversmith, Arizona Republic Indigenous Affairs Reporter, Navajo
The Summit will feature native voices and, over the course of two hours, speakers will delve into a wide range of issues from biodiversity, to wildfoods, landrace property rights, and more all while sharing inspiring models of strength and innovation within indigenous communities. Reception to follow (included).
Wednesday, January 22
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM MST
WhereArizona State University SkySong, Synergy Rooms I and II
1365 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AR 85257