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Point of Contact: Maria Girouard

E-mail Address: sacredhomelands@gmail.com

Alnapek Kkihkan (the People's Garden) serves the Penobscot people and surrounding community by revitalizing traditional values of sharing, responsibility, and community through gardening and growing food. The program provides a variety of healthy foods to community members, and is tended by both experienced and just-learning volunteer community gardeners, who are invited to enjoy the food and encouraged to give back by either watering or weeding at the garden, contributing to the community compost, or being involved in specific community garden events. It is a place where seeds, seedlings, and plants are shared. Alnapek Kkihkan grows community alongside vegetables and herbs.

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Website: chinationsyouth.weebly.com

Website: Facebook.com/NativeYouth

Point of Contact: Janie Pochel

E-mail Address: chinationsyouthcoucil@gmail.com

Chi-Nations Youth Council

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Chi-Nations Youth Council was created to provide a supportive open environment for Native Youth, to raise awareness of cultural identity and promote a healthy lifestyle through arts, activism, and education. The council founded the First Nations Garden to create a cultural and educational hub for Native people in the area and ensure that all urban Native youth have a place they belong.

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Website: coharietribe.org/programs/coharie-community-gardens

Point of Contact: Tabatha Brewer

E-mail Address: brewertabatha@yahoo.com

Phone Number: 910-564-6909

The Coharie Indian Tribe is a state-recognized Tribe located in the southeastern region of the State of North Carolina, in the counties of Harnett and Sampson. To serve its members and promote food access, the Coharie IntraTribal Council currently hosts several programs and initiatives to support the health and wellness, community development, and cultural vitality of their tribe. Once such initiative is the Coharie Community Gardens, with the goal of serving the members of the tribe and community by practicing cultural traditions of growing food and sharing it widely among community members, making particular effort to reach their elders and ...

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Website: cherokeenaturalresources.com/horticulture

Point of Contact: David Anderson

E-mail Address: daviande@nc-cherokee.com

Phone Number: 828-359-6099

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are proud stewards of the land. The Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources consists of may successful offices, one of which, is the Horticulture Office. The Horticulture Office was originally started in 2013 when the Jessie Owle Dugan Native Plant & Greenhouse Facility was constructed. The facility and office has many functions which includes the production of vegetable transplants, fruit trees/bushes, honey bees, 30+ species of native plants, and Cherokee cultural seeds for the Cherokee community. The Horticulture Office also participates in seed banking, hosting educational events, and offering services to tribal farmers. Currently the production area ...

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Point of Contact: Marcus Briggs-Cloud

E-mail Address: fekecvte@gmail.com

Ekvn-Yefolecv

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Ekvn-Yefolecv is an Indigenous Maskoke ecovillage that is building an agricultural complex to conserve/restore culturally significant, yet threatened, animals species such as bison and sturgeon in order to decolonize residents' diets with traditional, bioregional animal proteins and organically grown vegetables. Ekvn-Yefolecv's aquaponics facility hosts the sturgeon, a sacred fish species that residents of the ecovillage not only harvest for food, but are releasing back into the Coosa watershed from which the species was extirpated in the 1950's. Additionally, the ecovillage operates a language immersion program wherein students participate in regenerative agriculture as a part of the daily curriculum. The ...

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Website: mashpeewampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/food-pantry

Point of Contact: Darlene Scott

E-mail Address: darlene.scott@mwtribe-NSN.gov

Phone Number: (508) 477-0208 Ext. 189

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Food Pantry in Mashpee, Massachusetts provides fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy food options for income-eligible Tribal members. The Food Pantry hosts "tastings" of recipes made with healthy Food Pantry items so that food-insecure families have an engaging and nutritious experience while picking up pantry supplies for their household. When the Pantry receives an abundant donation of fruit and/or healthy snacks they are always shared with the Wôpanâak immersion school students at "Mukayuhsak Weekuw: The Children's House." Through an innovative approach to increasing diversity of food provided through the pantry, local tribal hunters ...

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Website: www.micmacfarms.com

Point of Contact: Jacob Pelkey

E-mail Address: jpelkey@micmacfarms.com

Phone Number: (207) 551-6227

Micmac Farms

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Micmac Farms was established in 2009 as a community health project focused on creating access to healthy foods. Momentum and opportunity expanded the gardens with the construction of facilities and the planting of more than 4-acres of apple, plum, blueberry, and raspberry orchards. The mission of Micmac Farms is to provide a source of sustainably-produced wholesome foods for northern Maine communities while supporting meaningful employment opportunities in agriculture. Micmac Farms promises never to use chemicals or sprays in our cultivation methods and seeks create a healthy environment where the earth flourishes. Today Micmac Farms spans 28-acres of fertile farm land and ...

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Point of Contact: Stephanie Fear

E-mail Address: Safear1989@gmail.com

Native Foods Group (Mohegan)

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Part of the Mohegan Tribe, the Native Foods Group project has started to grow its work after its initial founding several years ago. Merging modern day lifestyles with traditional methods and ethics, the Native Foods Group work increases access to fresh fruits and vegetables as well as traditional food for Mohegan tribal community members.

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Point of Contact: Nancy Carnley

E-mail Address: machis@centurytel.net

Phone Number: 334-897-3207

Renewing Traditional Foods

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The Renewing Traditional Foods program serves members of the Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe, a state-recognized Tribe located within Alabama's second congressional district. The program primarily serves elders, veterans, disabled and low-income families, increasing access to local, organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables and traditional foods.

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