Intertribal Food Sovereignty Summit

The Intertribal Food Sovereignty Summit kicks off August 20, 2018! You won’t want to miss the event that will take you to indigenous food landscapes in the forest, at the farm, and on the ocean. Visit the maple sugar shack to learn about traditional and modern maplesugaring, craft a berry basket to help you with next year’s harvest, and taste the fruits of the sea cooked over an open hearth fire. A team of indigenous chefs from the area and abroad will be providing every meal with fresh indigenous ingredients. Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef, has a special banquet dinner planned for summit attendees. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear about his new non-profit that is poised to revolutionize our regional indigenous food systems.

If you grow, gather, cook, or sell indigenous foods – this event is for you. If you work in forest, waterway, air, soil, or native plant conservation – this event is for you. Join us August 20-23, 2018 at the Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, Connecticut to meet the other leaders in your field and share the knowledge you keep alive.

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Agenda: DRAFT AGENDA 2018 Intertribal Food Sovereignty Summit

Lodging info for Foxwoods Resort Casino will be emailed to you once you have registered. Government rates of $105/night Sunday – Thursday and $199/night for Friday are available. Room block cut off is 8/3/2018.

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Please get in touch with event organizers – intertribalfoods (at) gmail (dot) com – for information on:

  • Sponsoring: We have booth space available for you! USDA agencies, non-profits, and other related organizations are welcome.
  • Scholarships & Youth: Those aged 25 and under and anyone needing financial assistance are invited to complete a short application for limited scholarship funding. Application open until July 25th:
  • Vendors: we have space available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Chefs and food donations are very welcome. We’d like to feature food from the four directions in our meals.
  • Save the Date cards are available, please help us spread the word!

Contact: intertribalfoods (at) gmail (dot) com

This event is brought to you by Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Narragansett Indian Tribe, Narragansett Food Sovereignty Initiative, Intertribal Agriculture Council and Natural Resources Conservation Service.