1st Annual Lakota Food Summit

February 18-20th, 2020         Rapid City, South Dakota
Feb. 18-20, 2020

Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza

505 N. 5th st.

Rapid City, SD 57701

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Listen to and learn from people who are passionate about Lakota food, traditions and culture

    The 1st Annual Lakota Food Summit is all about food sovereignty, tradition, culture and community education.  Topics covered by the speakers at this convention will include Food Sovereignty, Traditional Foods, Gardening, Nutrition, Food Processing, and so much more.  The Lakota Food Summit will also feature a chef cook-off presented by Sean Sherman Sioux Chef, two different drum groups, and a hoop dancing performance, tipis, traditional hand games, and youth posters from the local community during the first day that is open to the public.

    The Lakota Food Sovereignty Coalition came up with the idea to host this summit during their monthly meetings, and it is finally happening! This is the first Lakota Food summit to ever be put on, and we could not be more excited to have the opportunity to show everyone what food sovereignty means to the Lakota Oyate.

This event is made possible by a partnership with: 





Thunder Valley is a Champion Sponsor of this event.
The Wokini Initiative is sponsoring Sean Sherman's Chef Feature Event.
OSPRA is providing all of the buffalo meat for the Chef Feature Event and the Buffalo Supper.
The NB3 Foundation is an Advocate sponsor of this event.
SARE is an Advocate Sponsor of this event.
The IAC is sponsoring the youth portion of this event.
Security First Bank is a Star Sponsor of this event.
Lakota Funds is a Supporter Sponsor of this event.
One Spirit is a Supporter Sponsor of this event.
The Black Hills Clean Water Alliance is a Supporter Sponsor of this event.
Trees, Water & People are sponsoring the OLL Elementary School Drum Group.
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For other questions and comments email dianne@thundervalley.org


The Lakota Food Sovereignty Coalition is made up of members from Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. (TVCDC), National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Oglala Lakota College (OLC), South Dakota State University (SDSU) Ext. Offices, Red Cloud Schools, and local community members from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations.  Our goal is to strengthen food sovereignty on the reservations by creating local food systems, helping tribal leadership to create new food policies, and educating the communities.

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