Rooted Wisdom: Exploring Tribal Agriculture

Rooted Wisdom: Exploring Tribal Agriculture is a captivating podcast journey into the heart of Indigenous agriculture, culture, and traditions. Produced by the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, host Tish Mindemann delves deep into the timeless practices, sustainable techniques, and profound connections between Indigenous communities and the land they call home. From ancient farming methods passed down through generations to innovative strategies blending tradition with modernity, the podcast uncovers the remarkable resilience and wisdom sustaining these communities. Through interviews with passionate experts, elders, and advocates, listeners are inspired by stories of revitalizing Indigenous agriculture, restoring traditional foods, and fostering food sovereignty among Native peoples. With a focus on celebrating Indigenous cuisine, the healing power of native plants, and the importance of preserving culture, Rooted Wisdom offers insights, stories, and discoveries that leave listeners inspired and connected to the incredible world of Tribal agriculture.

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In this enlightening episode of "Rooted Wisdom," we delve into the critical role of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in  Native American agriculture. With the annual FSA committee election period kicking off on June 17 and nomination applications due by August 1, the timing couldn't be more perfect to explore this topic.
Our special guest, Carly Griffith Hotvedt, Interim Executive Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, brings her expertise and unique perspective as a member of the Oklahoma FSA state board. Carly sheds light on the myriad ways the FSA can support Tribal producers, from providing essential resources, technical assistance, and financial support to facilitating conservation initiatives and disaster assistance.
Throughout the episode, we unpack the opportunities for Indian Country to engage with the FSA election process, amplifying Tribal priorities and fostering a more sustainable and vibrant future for Native American agriculture. Whether you're a Tribal producer, policymaker, Tribal leader, or an enthusiast of Indigenous agriculture, this episode offers valuable insights and inspiration.
Join us as we celebrate resilience, explore innovative agricultural practices, and illuminate pathways to a thriving future for Indian Country.
Edited by Arvcuken Noquisi

Wednesday Jun 12, 2024

Join us as we dive deep into the vital role of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in supporting Native American agriculture. This episode features Carly Griffith Hotvedt, Interim Executive Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative and a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation, who serves on the Oklahoma FSA state board.
Whether you're a Tribal producer, policymaker, Tribal leader, or simply curious about Indigenous agriculture, this episode is packed with insights on how the FSA elections can amplify Tribal priorities and foster a sustainable future for Indian Country.
Tune in and get ready to explore the rich tapestry of Indigenous agriculture, celebrate resilience, and discover new pathways for growth. 🌾✨
 
Editing by Arvcuken Noquisi

Thursday May 16, 2024

Prepare to embark on a journey into the heart of Indigenous agriculture on the latest episode of "Rooted Wisdom: Exploring Tribal Agriculture." 🎙️
Join us as we explore the Model Tribal Food and Agriculture Code alongside Erin Parker, Executive Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, and Dr. Hayman, Osage Nation's Secretary of Natural Resources. 🌾
👉 Tune in to uncover the significance, intricacies, and profound impact of this essential code in preserving age-old farming methods, advancing sustainable agriculture practices, and fostering economic growth within Native communities.
Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion shedding light on a cornerstone of Tribal agriculture!
Rooted Wisdom is edited by Arvcuken Noquisi

Thursday May 02, 2024

Get ready for an eye-opening journey into the heart of Tribal agriculture!
🌱 In the upcoming episode of "Rooted Wisdom: Exploring Tribal Agriculture," we're diving deep into the Model Tribal Food and Agriculture Code.
🌾 Join us as we sit down with Erin Parker, Executive Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, and Dr. Hayman, Tribal Citizen of the Osage Nation and Osage Nation Secretary of Natural Resource, to explore:
✅ The significance of the Model Tribal Food and Agriculture Code
✅ Its role in preserving traditional farming methods
✅ Promoting sustainable agriculture and economic development within Native communities
Don't miss this insightful discussion that sheds light on a pivotal framework shaping food sovereignty and governance in Indigenous communities.
🔜 Stay tuned for the full episode and continue to explore the incredible world of Tribal agriculture with us on "Rooted Wisdom!"
Rooted Wisdom is edited by Arvcken Noquisi

Thursday Apr 11, 2024

Dive into the heart of Indian Country and the Agricultural Census with us on the latest episode of "Rooted Wisdom: Exploring Tribal Agriculture." 🎙️
Join our insightful conversations with producer Meagen Baldy and Erin Parker, Executive Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, as we uncover the importance of accurate data in shaping policies and educating about Indigenous agriculture. 🌾
👉 Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion that highlights the challenges and significance of the Agricultural Census for Native communities.
🔜 Stay tuned for our next episode where we'll explore the Model Tribal Food and Agriculture Code!
 
Huge shout out to our producer/editor Arvcuken Noquisi. 

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

This trailer will introduce you to the second episode of "Rooted Wisdom: Exploring Tribal Agriculture." April's installment, we embark on a journey into the heart of Indian Country and the Agricultural Census, uncovering vital insights into Indigenous agricultural practices and challenges. Joining us are two esteemed guests: producer Meagen Baldy and Executive Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, Erin Parker. Together, we'll delve into the complexities of agricultural data collection in Native communities, shedding light on the importance of accurate representation and the impact on policy, education, and community development. Stay tuned as we navigate through the intersections of tradition, innovation, and education in Indian Country's agricultural landscape.

Wednesday Mar 13, 2024

The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative's first episode of Rooted Wisdom: Exploring Tribal Agriculture highlights the Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit. In this episode, host and IFAI's Communications Manger Tish Mindemann sits down with Summer Wilkie (Cherokee Nation), IFAI's next generation manager, to discuss the past 10 years and upcoming highlights for the Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit. IFAI's Communications Director Mary Belle Zook (Citizen Potawatomi Nation) catches up with the Intertribal Agriculture Council's Mackenize Martinez on her past experiences as a participant and the role the Youth Summit has had on her career. Click below to hear the episode.

Introduction to Rooted Wisdom

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

"Rooted Wisdom: Exploring Tribal Agriculture" is a captivating podcast journey into the heart of Indigenous agriculture, culture, and traditions. Through interviews with passionate experts, elders, and advocates, listeners are inspired by stories of revitalizing Indigenous agriculture, restoring traditional foods, and fostering food sovereignty among Native peoples. 

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The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI) focuses on putting tribal sovereignty in food sovereignty, promoting tribally driven solutions to revitalize and advance traditional food systems and diversified economic development throughout Indian Country. IFAI provides Tribal governments, producers, and food businesses with educational resources, policy research, and strategic legal analysis as a foundation for building robust food economies.

Check out all of our work at indigenousfoodandag.com

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