Lakota Food Sovereignty Coalition
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.
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.
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.
Local Food Production
One Step at a Time
Increase Access to Education
Helping The Community
Sustainable Food Policy
Reinforcing our Commitment