In response to meat shortages spurred by the pandemic and a consolidated meat industry, the federal government is dedicating $1 billion to smaller, independent meat processing endeavors. That’s a promising boost for a handful of local, tribally operated meat processing facilities that service tribal ranchers and consumers. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks with agriculture advocates about leveraging federal money to diversify the meat processing industry with Roger Fragua (Jemez Pueblo), executive director of the Flower Hill Institute, as well as Chris Roper and Dave Carter, directors of regional technical assistance for the Flower Hill Institute.
Break 1 music: Hunting Chant (song) Art Napoleon (artist) Miyoskamin (Early Springtime) (album)
Break 2 music: Duck and Dive (song) Black Thunder Singers (artist) Black Thunder (album)