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INDIAN COUNTRY COMMUNITY ASSET DIRECTORY

FOOD, AGRICULTURE, AND HEALTH EQUITY INNOVATIONS

Organization Profile

Website: prairieisland.org

Point of Contact: Nicole Staudt

Phone Number: 651-385-4103

Region: Midwest Region,

Type of Organization: Tribe or Tribal department/organization,

Prairie Island Food Sovereignty Program

The Prairie Island Food Sovereignty Program, serving the Prairie Island Indian Community of Southeastern Minnesota, aims to enhance food sovereignty in the tribal community. This includes expanding a new energy-efficient greenhouse in the community garden, conducting a local market analysis, initiating Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) development, engaging youth through an in-house buffalo curriculum, and incentivizing training opportunities for tribal members to support these objectives. The community serves its own garden vegetables and buffalo meat at many events and provides traditional and medicinal teas from foraged herbs.