“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!
Shifting Power while Amplifying Indigenous-led Solutions: A Message from NAFSA Executive Director, Lilian Hill
A new year reflection on growth, the Indigenous food sovereignty movement, and tending Indigenous futures.
It has been a conscious and exciting effort to open two leadership positions to our community, and we are thrilled to announce the selection of a new Executive Director to lead NAFSA.
We're excited to share that our short film Seed Mother: Coming Home has been selected to screen at this year's imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto and also at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival! ! It's a great honor to be invited to gather with...
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.