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A Transformed Food System: Unearthing Regenerative Values, Nov. 15, 11AM ET. To support ongoing conversations around food systems and the upcoming COP28, this session will address what is needed to transform our food systems to meet the goals of Zero Hunger and One Health. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXzoDUmcpUA
Food As Medicine Summit - Treating Disease: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 9:30am - 1:30pm EST
🪶Join us for our final virtual gathering of 2023 honoring National Native American Heritage Month, Wednesday, November 29 at Noon PT / 1PM MT / 2PM CT / 3PM ET for a time to hear from community advocates on “Spirituality & Learning”. Our prayer is for healthy future generations, so they can have a chance of healing, restoration, and purpose, but how can we build towards this? We will discuss how the connection of our bodies enables learning for the adult learner, building towards self-awareness, and the bonds of identity and lived experiences. We look forward to being in community with you. Ahéhee'. Thank you. 📲Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsceirqz8pEtGlEHR0ocXx92klVNzPVgO9
Food is Medicine Policy Summit, Nov. 29-30, 2023, Washington, DC
The Northwest New Mexico Campaign Against Racism (NWNM CAR) with support from our local, regional, and global partners will be hosting an in-person, 3-day Symposium from October 3-5, 2023. The events are at no cost (free). We look forward to your attendance and deepening the discussions with presenters and members of communities on Unsettling Histories: Exploring Settler Colonialism & Inspiring Change – From Local to Global Perspectives.
6th International Indigenous Corn Gathering, Shiprock, Navajo Nation, NM (USA), Aug 27-31, 2023.
Tuesday, July 25th at 9AM PT. Restoring Health for a Healthy Future Featuring Sewa Yuli + Yesi Olivera. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restoring-health-for-a-healthy-future-featuring-sewa-yuli-yesi-olivera-tickets-663211602757
Tuesday, July 25th at 12:00-1 PM Eastern, Global reflections on food systems: a progress review on the UN Food Systems Summit, Part 3: Food Systems Summit Virtual Side Event. Register at: https://worldvision.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6ZtTV9JKTMaKHD9ZnAzyKQ#/registration
Thursday, July 13th at 8AM ET. Global reflections on faith and food systems: a progress review on the UN Food Systems Summit, Part 2: Grassroots / local voices leading change featuring DCAA Organizer Denisa Livingston. Register at: https://worldvision.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LkXTgkV2RE6iBfjkWmadhQ#/registration
🤩Join us for our third virtual gathering this year on Thursday, June 8th at 5PM PT / 6PM MT / 7PM CT / 8PM ET, for a time to hear from community advocates on “Indigenous Foodways". We will share how we can connect, learn, and lead together so our communities can grow, heal, and be a part of healthy change. We look forward to being in community with you.
📲Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtduChpjIvH90Ux5Z2_YW0neGteJRk2c6Q
"Sheep is Life" gathering, June 16-17, 2023, Navajo Nation Museum, more info: https://navajolifeway.org/sheep-is-life/
The Innovation Station: Rocky Mountains, May 11, 2023, 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time
🤩Join us on Brothers and Sisters Day, Tuesday, May 2nd at 2PM PT / 3PM MT / 4PM CT / 5PM ET, for a time to hear from community advocates on “Community Engagement". We will share how we can connect, learn, and lead together so our communities can grow, heal, and be a part of healthy change. We look forward to being in community with you.
2023 Sugar Reduction Summit, April 25-27, 2023. virtual conference. Denisa Livingston will be sharing the experience and journey of our unhealthy and healthy food laws on the 26th.
🥳 We are celebrating our 11th Anniversary of Diné Community Advocacy Alliance (DCAA). Join us on International Plant Appreciation Day, Thursday, April 13th at Noon PT / 1PM MT / 2PM CT / 3PM ET, for a time to hear from community advocates on “Healing and Leadership”. Learn and share with our team of intergenerational committed tribal citizens and community members who are volunteers turning concerns into actions to help inform and build momentum to affect healthy innovative change. We will share how we can, together - grow, heal, and lead. We look forward to being in community with you.
➡️ Our Spring Break Youth Life Skills Week! Join us for Diné Bingo, Monday the 13th and Thursday the 16th at 3PM 🕒 at the Sycamore Park Community Center (Farmington, NM)! See you there! There are events from Noon 🕛 to 4PM 🕓 daily! Spend Spring Break having fun and learning life skills. 🏓🪁⛹🏻♀️🎨🥁🧩🪕
🪶To All Our Relations. Join us on Thurs. 2/9, 12:15-1:30pm MST, the IAIA Directions Projections presents DCAA Organizer Denisa Livingston (Diné) with Let’s Eat In(digenous)! 👉🏽Register at www.iaia.edu/cecourses. Continuing Ed Credits include or register for ZOOM here:
Slow Food USA 2023 Leader Summit, taking place virtually from Feb. 10-12, bringing leaders throughout the network together to workshop skills, troubleshoot, and inspire one another for the upcoming year. Register at: https://slowfoodusa.org/2023-winter-leader-summit/
❤️10th Annual Go Red for Native Women Heart Health Summit
“Drum to the Beat of a Healthy Heart” Virtual Event
🥰 Friday, February 24, 2023, at 10AM to Noon
👉🏽For all ages – register to learn more about heart disease and its impact on our community and what you can do to protect your heart, your family’s hearts and your community hearts. -From Your Native Go Red Team ✨
♥️ Please pre-register for this FREE event: https://heart.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__HHKygLFQdKnwEDreJZgZA
Check it out: "Community Encouragement For Our Community Members"
November: Native American Heritage Month
Friday, November 11th at 11:30AM CT "Buffalo Nations: Education and Research for Indigenous Food Sovereignty."
🪶Speaker: Jill Falcon Ramaker, PhD (Anishinaabe: Ojibwe Nation)
Assistant Professor in Community Nutrition & Sustainable Food Systems; and Director of Buffalo Nations Food System Initiative Montana State University.
223 Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science (ABLMS)
1354 Eckles Ave. St. Paul
U of M St. Paul Campus
Zoom Link for Virtual Access:
Monday, November 7 at 11AM PT, “Empowering our communities through Indigenous and foodways and lifeways” featuring DCAA Food and Health Justice Organizer 🪶 Denisa Livingston, hosted by Feeding America, https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81388394230?pwd=djEwRFphTjk5YkRXTWtJd2ZsUktSZz09
Join us for What Does the Future Hold for Corn and Maize? Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 1PM EDT. Learn about the influence of corn and maize on public health and society. Hear perspectives on food security, environmental impact, community resilience, and a vision for the future. Featured speakers: Denisa Livingston, Rowen White, and Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson. Hosted by the USDA National Agricultural Library.
26th Annual Indigenous Communities Design Course, July 17 - 29, 2022, hosted by the Traditional Native American Farmers Association
Seeds of Native Health: Answered Prayers, an Interview with Denisa Livingston, May 21, 2022, by Native News Online
5th Annual Native Nutrition Conference, May 23 - 25, 2022 - Mystic Lake Center, Prior Lake, Minnesota, registration is now open, both in-person and virtual. Scholarships and sponsorships available.
Monday, April 18, 10AM PT: Making history for a future - 10th Anniversary of DCAA. Join us on Tax Day - learn and share with our team of intergenerational committed tribal citizens and community members who are volunteers turning concerns into actions to help inform and build momentum to affect healthy innovative change in our foodways and lifeways.
🌽Join our Let's Eat In(digenous) 10 Day Challenge, April 21-April 30th. Cooking and eating at home together, more Indigenous or local foods, no take-out 🙂 🫐In the past, we hosted numerous Cut-the-CRAP Challenges, cutting the unhealthy Carbonated, Refined, Artificial, Processed foods out of our lifestyle, and now for our 10th Anniversary, we are hosting a Let’s Eat In(digenous) Challenge! We hope you participate with us.🌻 -DCAA
Listen in! Slow Food Santa Fe interview with Denisa Livingston, Slow Food International Indigenous Councilor of the Global North, April 2, 2022, Hosts Lissa Johnson and Nina Rosenberg.
Tuesday, March 8th, 9AM MST: Women in Agriculture, Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh, USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, hosted by the Kentucky State University
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Friday, February 4, 10AM - Noon: 9th Annual Drum to the Beat of a Health Heart, Go Red for Native Women Heart Health Summit, hosted by the American Heart Association
Wednesday, February 9, 1PM MST: Getting to the Meat of It: Advancing Tribal Food Sovereignty by Strengthening Protein Processing in Indian Country. Tribal food sovereignty to invest in local protein processing facilities, by speakers Carly Griffith Hotvedt, JD, MPA (Cherokee), and Spencer Torbett, JD (Mvskoke [Creek] Nation), both of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative for the University of Arkansas School of Law. Hosted by FDNI.
Thursday, February 10, Noon CET / 4AM MST: Indigenous Peoples’ resilience and adaptation in face of the COVID-19 crisis. Hosted by FAO.
Thursday, February 10, 1-3 PM ET: The Innovation Station Great Plains. Panelists: Farm from a Box, Folia Materials, From Farms to Incubators, Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming, Mama Maji, Rural Action, and Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Hosted by the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the U.S. Department of State.
Thursday, February 10, 2-3 PM ET: Powerful Beans: Plant a Seed on World Pulses Day. Hosted by Slow Food USA and FAO of North America.
Thursday, February 10, 7PM PT: On Healing Indigenous Landscapes Through Indigenous Science. Join Indigenous scholar and activist Melissa Nelson in a conversation with Dr. Hernandez about her life and work and explore how to stop the eco-colonialism ravaging Indigenous lands to restore our relationship with Earth to one of harmony and respect.
Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:00 - 11:30 AM EST
Speaker: Anne Nuorgam, Sámi people, Chair, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Moderator: Luisa Castaneda-Quintana, Doctoral Candidate, McGill University. Hosted by McGill's Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and Indigenous Law Association.
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11AM - 12PM MST
Hosted by: The Intertribal Agriculture Council, the Arizona Food Systems Network, the Arizona Food Bank Network, and Partnership With Native Americans
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2021 NOVEMBER EVENTS:
Friday, November 5 at 11AM MT: How can Indigenous practices inform sustainable agriculture? (view recording here)
Thursday, November 11 at 7AM MST/ 9AM EST Indigenous-led climate adaptation for sustainable food systems, where are the resources? #COP26 (view recording here); also recording is here for Indigenous Peoples: strategic partners for financiers of climate adaptation
Sunday, November 22 at 3PM MST/5PM EST Thanksgiving: An Opportune Moment for Decolonization - Restoring Forests and Indigenous Sovereignty
2021 OCTOBER EVENTS:
Friday, October 1 at 6:30AM MT: Pre-COP26: Voices of Indigenous youth as agents of change (recording can be viewed here)
Tuesday, October 5 at 7:30AM MT: Indigenous youth’s contribution to food systems transformation
Wednesday, October 6 at 10AM MT: Food is Medicine: North American Indigenous Chefs & Youth Leading the Way
Wednesday, October 6 at Noon MT: Strengthening Indigenous Economies with Carol Anne Hilton #Indigenomics (recording will be posted here) and connect with Carol at https://carolannehilton.com/
Tuesday, October 12, 9:30AM MT: American University's School of International Service, SIS Global to Local: Sustainable Agriculture Through a Justice Lens
Tuesday, October 12, 2PM MT: Inspiring Indigenous Women and Girls
Wednesday, October 13 at 7:30AM MT: World Food Day Food Heroes Dialogue
Thursday, October 14 at 10AM MT: The Innovation Station: Girl Power
Thursday, October 14 at 11AM MT: Co-Producers Unite! Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Food Heritage of Turtle Island
Thursday, October 14 at Noon MT: Remaking the Economy: Economic Justice in Indian Country
If you missed Farm Aid virtual town hall meeting on Friday, Sept. 24: view here
Join our youth advocate Shawn Harrison for "like my java" art exhibition at Juniper Coffee and Eatery on display this month of October and meet and greet is Friday, October 15, 5PM to 9PM MT.