“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.”
– Dakota Proverb
For Indigenous people, telling stories is embedded in our culture, our history, and our language. We remember who we are every time we tell a story that carries our values as teachings to be shared with our children. Through our stories, we share our deepest held beliefs about creation, our responsibility as human beings to be good relatives, and the importance of caring for our communities. We create the world we live in through the stories we tell.
On this page, Our Stories, we hope to rebuild relationships through sharing the stories of our seeds, our foods, and our work to reclaim traditional lifeways for the health and well-being of our communities. We welcome stories from your communities as well!
At NAFSA, when a person leaves their position, we like to say that they’re simply moving to another place in the circle. This example of circular, adaptive leadership is modeled for us by our geese relatives, who we observe practicing shared guidance in the direction of their flocks.
There is not a continent on Earth that is untouched by the beautiful creative innovative foods and seeds that have evolved under the mutually beneficial care of Indigenous peoples of the Americas. These times of great transition and transformation are a wonderful moment to celebrate them.
Letter from our Executive Director Han Mitakuyepi, Hello all my relatives! As the new Executive Director for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, I am deeply honored to be part of this dynamic organization. As we build towards the future, our newly launched...
Sharing knowledge on the Navajo-Churro at the Southwest Summit by Eliseo Curley The Southwest Intertribal Food Summit, was a big success. I enjoyed all the collaborations between all the people representing where they are coming from. The Taos Pueblo people were so...
The Indigenous Seed Keepers Network (ISKN) has been working on organizing a number of gatherings and ways we can bring the message of our program and overall NAFSA voice into native communities. As a part of our mission of our program, we continue to develop...