1st Annual Lakota Food Summit
February 18-20th, 2020 Rapid City, South Dakota
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.
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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.