The Farm Bill is a huge piece of legislation dealing with every aspect of agriculture and nutrition and it’s set to be reauthorized in 2023. That’s a chance for Native food advocates to insert critical policies, change old policies, and promote food sovereignty. Plus, tribes are getting a big funding boost from the Inflation Reduction Act with millions of dollars dedicated to Indigenous climate resilience and adaptation projects in tribal fisheries and hatcheries.
Today on Native America Calling, Andi Murphy serves up a new helping of “The Menu,” our regular roundup of the Indigenous food movement, with attorney Carly Griffith Hotvedt (Cherokee), associate director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law and committee member of the Oklahoma state office for the Farm Service Agency; Alexander Ashley (Navajo), chef, owner, and operator of Bidii Chidi; and Michael Orcutt (Hupa), fisheries department director for the Hoopa Valley Tribe.
Break 1 music: Bacon Fat (song) Jesse Ed Davis (artist) Keep Me Comin’ (album)
Break 2 music: Don’t Make Trouble in Your Heart (song) Cheevers Toppah (artist) Renewed Spirit – Harmonized Church Hymns of The Kiowa (album)