Tribal Food Sovereignty & Security
The goal of this webpage is to:
- Highlight Indigenous-led food assessments and projects that promote tribal food sovereignty; and
- Inform state and federal policy and decision makers of Tribal goals and objectives around food; and
- Increase awareness of educators and service providers of Tribal goals around food sovereignty.
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Food sovereignty and security was outlined in a conceptual framework by the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska in 2015. They found that without food sovereignty, there was no food security. One of the biggest threats to Indigenous Food Security is the lack of decision-making power and management authority for Indigenous communities over the food resources they depend upon.
Statewide Food Security Assessments
Tribal & Regional Food Assessments
Eyak, Haida Tsimshian Tlingit
Inuit, Inupiaq, & Yup'ik
Yup'ik & Cup'ik
Alaska Tribal Conservation Districts
22 Tribal conservation districts in Alaska have partnered with USDA to "help people use and manage tribal resources in accordance with their capabilities and needs for protection and improvement. Each party is independent, has its respective responsibilities, yet recognizes the need to coordinate as partners for the successful delivery of all USDA programs."