In celebration of Earth Day, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian presents its annual Living Earth Festival, available online and on demand this year. The four-day festival will bring together Native innovators and practitioners dedicated to using Indigenous knowledge to protect and sustain the environment. Through conversations, cooking demonstrations, and film screenings, this year’s festival explores agriculture trends, innovations, and sustainability in Indigenous communities and Native-owned businesses. All events will stream at americanindian.si.edu/living-earth.
The festival will open with a message from Notah Begay III (Navajo/San Felipe/Isleta), four-time PGA Tour champion, sportscaster and founder of the Notah Begay III Foundation, which provides health and wellness education to Native youth.
The festival is made possible through the support of the Native American Agriculture Fund. This program will be followed by a webinar series in the summer and fall titled “Part II: Voices from the Field: The Business of Native Agriculture.” In the second series, Native farmers and ranchers will discuss sustainable food systems and agricultural economic development in their Nations.
Building an Agriculture Business in Indian Country
Experts address a crucial issue — creating innovative, robust and ecologically sound food systems and agricultural businesses in Indigenous communities.
Youth in Action: Sustainable Agriculture
This panel discussion brings together young Indigenous leaders to address the role that traditional ecological knowledge plays in their work as farmers and entrepreneurs.
Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet/Cherokee Nation), founder of online cooking platform Indigikitchen, will explore traditional Indigenous foods and show how to incorporate them into people’s everyday lives.
- Voices from the Barrens: Native People, Blueberries, and Sovereignty
- Crow Country: The Right to Food Sovereignty
- One Word Sawalmem
- Guardianes de semilla (Guardians of the Seeds)
Visit americanindian.si.edu/living-earth for further details.
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