Webs of Support: How Navajo Nation SoPL Leaders are advocating, organizing and farming during COVID-19 - Shared screen with gallery view
Hello from Michigan
Peace and Love from Buffalo, NY
Saludos from Raleigh NC
Gloria Begay is here from ABQ, NM
Hello from the Mount Washington Valley in NH
Hello from Phoenix AZ!
Greetings from Mountainville NY
Peace everyone from the land of the Clackamas/Cowlitz/Multnomah peoples (Portland, OR)
Greetings from Teejop Madison Wisconsin
Boozhoo from Thunder Bay, Ontario on Anishinaabee land
Hello from the Good Food Collective, based out of Durango, Colorado!
Greetings from SF Cali, Northridge Coop Homes Urban Farmer, DSA Eco-Socialist food Sovereignty
Katherine Un - Young Farmers
Hello from rural Washington State and the National Young Farmers Coalition
Hello from Northampton, MA!
Welcome everyone! Please use the chat to introduce yourselves :) We’re glad to see you all here
Dalinda from Michigan
Glad to be joining you.
greetings from southwestern Montana!
Good morning/afternoon! Tiffani from Real Food Media here. Zooming in from Ohlone territory (Oakland, CA).
Hello from We Are FARMily & our Grow Feed Change Project in Rye, CO!
Morning all. Anthony Chang, he/him, Kitchen Table Advisors, in Northern California
Greetings from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming and the Wind River Food Sovereignty Project
Good morning. Julia Jordan (they/theirs or she/hers), Leadership Counsel for Justice & Accountability based in Fresno CA
I love that image.
Where can we find it?
Hi Dalinda - we’ll ask Gloria if its okay to share the slides
Greetings, all, from Mark Van Horn in California’s Central Valley
Good morning! I’m Anna (she/hers), a public policy grad student at Cal
if you have any questions for gloria, please drop them here in the chat!!
Greetings all - Michelle Miller from Univ of WI - Madison,Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems Teejop
I realized that in my earlier introduction, I didn't mention that this is Jenn White - Monique Marez shared her link with me so that I might connect with Navajo leaders to offer support & resources from We Are FARMily and our Grow Feed Change Project email@example.com
Incredible dana, thank you so much for your words... black liberation is indigenous liberation!
Yes. Thank you <3
Broken Rainbow filmBackground on extraction economy, water insecurity, and destruction of landbased lifeways (food sovereignty) on the Navajo Nation in relation to policy
Water extraction is also ensuring that crops are grown unsustainably in the southwest, so that then crops that could be grown in water rich regions, like the Great Lakes, can’t compete in markets. How do we fix this water imbalance in the system when economic power and the system that keeps it in place refuses to budge? To be just?
Sharing some resources from dana here:
(dana helped author)Pages 43-59 is background how our current food system and food crisis came to bePages 2-20 also have data on food insecurity and distances people travel for food
360 Video: Climate Change on the Navajo Nation
Thank you for these resources Marla!
Short video on how climate change is impacting our water and food system
Next one is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjMLyISKoT0
15 min VICE video on how the extractive economy is tied to water issues, scarcity and contamination
Coronavirus in Navajo Nation
The last link is a CBS video on COVID-19 that touches on our food issues & features one of our farmers
Thank you, Dana.
BIA = bureau of indian affairs
THANK YOU DANA!
we’ll use our last 10 minutes for Q&A so please drop any questions here, anything you want to hear more about
Will these resources be sent to us as well as the recording?
from Gloria: As of June 3, 2020, there were 5,533 COVID-19 cases, 1,968 recovered, 36,637 have been tested or 17.8% of Navajo population .
Is there a way we, who are from all over the usa, can put pressure on State of Az to reverse it's decision to end comment period on water rights?
Many of our Native Nations are located at the end of supply chains for food, in remote regions. What are the most immediate resources that are needed to raise food so it is increasingly unnecessary to bring food (esp junk food) in?
Could the link to Stephanie’s plan just on the screen be shared?
what is the status of the water from the colorado valley in terms of contaminants from mining? How can we put pressure form outside to halt mining projects on Dine lands?
From Jenn White: Would a load of fruit and vegetable plant starts and seeds be helpful for the farming effort?
We’ll collect those contacts from Dana & Gloria & Stephanie & send out to everyone who’s on this webinar
Are there plans for any of the funds to go into regional food infrastructure?
…seems like another great infrastructure to look into is water harvesting systems, grain banks (to hold seeds and grains specially during these lean or moments of crisis) could be an economic effort as well with young people and along side the garden/farm efforts.
Wondering about the status of seed security (shortage? bringing in or locally adapted) or seed exchange networks - do these exist?
Thank you all!
*thank you* Gloria, Dana, Stephanie, HEAL… deeply appreciate this.
Thank you for the excellent presentations!! Ali Ghiorse from Connecticut
THANK U FRIENDS!
Thank you so much for organizing this session and for sharing your stories and for keeping our world together. Miigwech.
amazing presentations - thank you so much.
Deep gratitude for each of the presenters and organizers of this session. Thank you
Thank you everyone
Thank you to all the Dine organizers. You are all doing such important work. I will try and spread the word about your work here in SF Bay Area. Mishwa
You’ve discussed the interactions with federal and state governments and policies. Can you give a little more information about policies and the interactions with counties, cities/towns, and special service districts in your region? Thank you!
Thank you so much.
Thank you all! This has been incredible
Thank you all so much.
Thank you all.
Katherine Un - Young Farmers
Thank you so much
Thank you all so much!
thank you everyone remember Land Back Water Back
Thank you all so much! So appreciate your wisdom.
Thank you! You are a role model for me
Thank you everyone! We hope to be able to partner with the Navajo Nation to support your regenenarative farming effort - Jenn White