- FEED’s team has a collective 100+ years of experience.
- FEED offers educational materials, like teaching posters and recipe books, to facilitate community engagement with ancestral foods and beverages.
- FEED’s innovative curriculum includes instructions on setting up a healthy ancestral beverage station.
Guided by Ancestral Knowledge
FEED helps Tribal Nations develop curriculum that revolves around the organization’s core principles: Fostering economic opportunities for Tribal food producers in a modern, global food system; Educating Tribal communities by developing and teaching health education materials grounded in both health traditions and modern scientific findings; Empowering Tribal communities by strengthening our voice and presence in the broader food movement; Developing Tribal communities through policy frameworks that create meaningful community change and measurable outcomes.
Grounded in ancestral knowledge, FEED is guided by the question of, “Are the decisions that we’re making to move these things forward making them proud? “ FEED promotes a strategy forhealthy change and considers ancestral wisdom the contemporary recipe for success. The curriculum and materials FEED has developed utilize ancestral knowledge in promoting healthy choices in foods and beverages, letting tradition guide the future of communities.
While there is a lot more work to do, after a decade of doing this, the current environment is one where some people are actually valuing traditional ecological knowledge and understand that it has the answers to some of these problems. Valerie Segrest
Through the Lens of Food Sovereignty
FEED uses food sovereignty as a lens to contextualize food policy for community members and community leadership, as it relates to land acquisition, dammed rivers, fish passages, or the farm bill. Being able to show how changes to the natural landscape has reduced Camas prairies, the second most consumed food after salmon pre-contact, by over 97%, and how that dramatic reduction has affected the health and cultural identities for Native people who traditionally ate them, can be a powerful lesson that drives change and promotes health and wellness.
For more information, please contact Feed 7 Generations (FEED).