A-dae Romero Briones, Director of Programs - Native Agriculture and Food Systems at First Nations Development Institute, talks about how her organization is working within the context of food and agriculture to empower native people. From bringing awareness to the strengths that indigenous populations can draw on - a long history of working with the land, strong agricultural traditions and ample land on reservations - to engaging native youth in the food systems of their communities, A-dae covers it all.
Tune in to hear about:
• How she and her colleagues at First Nations define agriculture a little differently
• A-dae’s own journey from indigenous community, to law school, and back again
• What A-dae hopes the future holds in terms of seaweed, abalone shells, acorns and the environment at large
• How we can help support the existing systems within indigenous communities rather than imposing our own
• What we can all learn from native culture about food, agriculture and the environment