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.
Our amazing team of intergenerational committed leaders and volunteers turn our concerns into actions to help our people, focusing on making the maximum positive effort for our communities with a momentum that helps us affect healthy change.
We are a voice for our Diné communities: DCAA formed in 2012 as a response to the high rates of obesity, diabetes, and the complications of these health issues among children, youth, families, adults, and elders living in the Navajo communities.
DCAA is comprised of grassroots level community health advocates from various communities to raise awareness, inform, educate, and mobilize community members to combat obesity, diabetes, and other chronic health issues.
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