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INDIAN COUNTRY COMMUNITY ASSET DIRECTORY

FOOD, AGRICULTURE, AND HEALTH EQUITY INNOVATIONS

Organization Profile

Website: www.yakanal.org/food-sovereignty

Point of Contact: Kyle Swimmer

E-mail Address: shpeyiah@aol.com

Region: Southwest Region,

Type of Organization: Community-based nonprofit,

Yakanal: Putting Our Culture Back Into Agriculture

Working out of Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, this youth-led project works to strengthen and re-ignite interest in traditional Pueblo farming practices among youth. The project helps to mentor interested youth in growing traditional Pueblo gardens, and helping the local community understand their food consumption, food supplies, and healthy foods through administering a local food sovereignty assessment. This group wants to make a healthy change in the way that food is consumed and incorporate agriculture back into their culture.