Lakota Food Sovereignty Coalition

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Who We Are

Since at least 2010 there have been informal partnerships on Pine Ridge working on local foods production.  In January 2016 several stakeholders working on food issues came together for a planning session to look at what a local food system for the Reservation could look like, and how they can work together to create this system.  The meeting was hosted by Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, and stakeholders present included Oglala Lakota College, SDSU Extension & 4-H, the Main Street Project, local entrepreneurs, Native American Natural Foods, and USDA.  

Today, we are working together to create a food system on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations. We are doing so by increasing access to education and healthy foods, research, and development of sustainable food systems, and ag workforce development. We believe that this work will cultivate healthier tribal communities. 


Our Mission

The Lakota Food Sovereignty Coalition is creating a local food system by providing inspiration, educating consumers, connecting stakeholders, and encouraging the production, distribution and marketing of healthy local foods.


Our Values

  • Promote growing healthy local foods on Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations

  • Build strong partnerships between producers, resource providers decision-makers

  • Communicate and collaborate on projects and education to assist in growing and marketing local foods

  • Affect Tribal policy with regards to local foods.

Growing Tomato Plants

Local Food Production 

One Step at a Time


Increase Access to Education

Helping The Community


Sustainable Food Policy 

Reinforcing our Commitment


Upcoming Events

  • First Annual Lakota Food Summit
    Tue, Feb 18
    Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza
    Feb 18, 2020, 8:00 AM – Feb 20, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza, 505 N 5th St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
  • Food Sovereignty Coalition Meeting
    Mon, Aug 05
    LaCreek College Center
    Aug 05, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    LaCreek College Center, Martin, SD
    Join Us for the August Coalition Meeting

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