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NIFA Nutrition Security Webinar: Promoting Indigenous Food Sovereignty

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To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the Director of the USDA Office of Tribal Relations Heather Dawn Thompson provided an overview of the USDA Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative. Staff from NIFA and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) also highlighted relevant resources. 

NIFA stakeholders including academics, practitioners, and decision makers working to prioritize nutrition security using research, education, and/or Extension, with a special interest in approaches to promote Indigenous Food Sovereignty. 

Moderators

  • Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RDN, National Science Liaison – Food Safety and Nutrition and NIFA Nutrition Security Team Co-Chair
  • Shelly-Bright Manga, Pathways Intern

Panelists

  • Heather Dawn Thompson, JD, Director of the Office of Tribal Relations, USDA 
  • Erin Riley, MS, National Program Leader, Division of Community and Education, Institute of Youth, Family, and Community, NIFA, USDA 
  • Janyce Woodard, MSE, National Program Leader, Division of Community and Education, Institute of Youth, Family, and Community, NIFA, USDA  
  • Suzanne Stluka, PhD, RDN, Deputy Director, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition, NIFA, USDA  
  • Natalie Christopherson, Tribal Affairs Technical Advisor, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA 

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