Environmental Health, Infectious Disease Control, Nutrition Promotion and Obesity and Diabetes Prevention
Food sovereignty empowers Native Americans to determine their own policies related to food and agriculture and empowers them to revitalize Indigenous knowledge and practices around foods. Today's powerful food sovereignty movement is aimed at decolonizing food systems while combatting multiple public health challenges, from food insecurity to heart disease and type 2 diabetes. By exercising food sovereignty, tribal nations are also rebuilding resilient agriculture.
The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health is honored to host activist Denisa Livingston, MPH (Diné Nation) of the Diné Community Advocacy Alliance, as the keynote speaker for this year's Native American Heritage Month event.
Native American Heritage Month Symposium
Food Sovereignty Now
Monday, November 18, 2019
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
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Dr. Gabrielle Tayac (Piscataway)
Shawn Ironmaker (Aaniiih and Nakoda Nations)
Dr. Victoria O'Keefe (Cherokee and Seminole Nations) Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
Denisa Livingston, MPH (Diné Nation), Diné Community Advocacy Alliance
Dr. Allison Barlow
A reception with local Indigenous foods will follow catered by Crystal Proctor of Conoy Creations (Piscataway)