First Nations and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin to co-host National Native Food Sovereignty Summit

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Registration is open for the National Native Food Sovereignty Summit, September 23-26

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First Nations Development Institute

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (Oneida) today announced they again are co-hosting the national Food Sovereignty Summit. It will be held September 23-26, 2019, at the Radisson Hotel in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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First Nations Development Institute and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin are co-hosting the 2019 Food Sovereignty Summit.(Image: First Nations Development Institute)

The Food Sovereignty Summit began in 2013. It is the undisputed national forum for sharing and collaboration to build healthy food systems within Native American communities. Hundreds of attendees come from tribal communities all over that are actively involved in food sovereignty work, including caring for our land, sustaining food systems, and strengthening tribal sovereignty and partnerships between Native nations.

In addition to the numerous learning workshops, general sessions, traditional food tastings and networking opportunities, conference participants have the option of also attending an Experiential Learning Session at one of Oneida's integrated food system sites. These Experiential Learning Sessions are extremely popular and fill up fast, and because space is limited, pre-registration is required. 

These sessions include:

  • Apple Orchard & Apple Fest
  • White Corn Husking Bee
  • Oneida Market and Oneida One-Stop Tour
  • Oneida Cannery Processing
  • Bee Keeping
  • Ecological Restoration

The conference workshops are divided into three tracks: Sustaining Food Systems, Strengthening Tribal Sovereignty, and Caring for Our Lands. Full information and a registration link can be found here.

About First Nations Development Institute

For more than 38 years, using a three-pronged strategy of educating grassroots practitioners, advocating for systemic change, and capitalizing Indian communities, First Nations has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own–be they land, human potential, cultural heritage or natural resources–and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native American communities. First Nations serves Native American communities throughout the United States. 

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About the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

The Oneida Nation is a sovereign government with a long and proud history of self-governance and a constitution established in 1936. Located adjacent to Green Bay, Wisconsin, the 65,280-acre Oneida Nation Reservation is home to nearly 4,500 enrolled Oneida citizens. 

Oneida is one of the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. There are nearly 17,000 enrolled Oneida citizens throughout the great Turtle Island. 

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