A New International Network, Part of the Slow Food Network
Cultivating heritage and traditional foods throughout Turtle Island

This new association has grown out of a decade-long process of collaboration between Native American farmers, food producers, chefs, and advocates with Slow Food International, Slow Food USA, and the wider Terra Madre network. Many of us had traveled to Italy to share the knowledge of the Presidia Anishinaabeg manoomin (wild rice), Navajo churro sheep and the Ark of Taste products such as the Iroquois White cornOkanagan salmon, and many other Native American traditional foods and issues. One of our committed leaders, Winona LaDuke, since the beginning advocated for Native food issues with Slow Food getting our sacred wild rice on the Ark of Taste and the Presidia opening right after they were formed. Some of us had been a part of other Slow Food projects and the Cultural Conservancy produced the Native American Food Pavilion at the first Slow Food Nation in San Francisco in 2008.

Our association is led by a 10-member steering committee and we are currently engaged in an outreach effort to assess interest and offerings and build our membership. Members of our steering committee include Native American-led nonprofit organizations, Native individuals and associations.

 


PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute

Intertribal Agriculture Council

Honor the Earth

Native American Food Sovereignty Association

Navajo Lifeway, Inc

Red Lake

Taos County Economic Development

The Cultural Conservancy

Traditional Native American Farmer’s Association

White Earth 

And others

 

 


SLOW FOOD TURTLE ISLAND ASSOCIATION IN THE NEWS

Click above to read this article on our Association's participation in Terra Madre 2016, the Slow Food International gathering.

Click above to read this article on our Association's participation in Terra Madre 2016, the Slow Food International gathering.

Click above to read this article on the formation of the Slow Food Turtle Island Association.

Click above to read this article on the formation of the Slow Food Turtle Island Association.


Photo credits on this page: Melissa K. Nelson, Mateo Hinojosa