This year, IAC will be part of the Western Regional USDA Food and Nutrition Service Native American Heritage Month main event. The theme is centered on “Native Youth in Agriculture,” and the main event will feature the Intertribal Agriculture Council.
Guest youth speakers from IAC will provide thought-provoking presentations about the role they play in finding their ancestral roots and the indigenous food sovereignty movement.
Here is a list of people who will be presenting for IAC:
Mariah Gladstone, who is Blackfeet and Cherokee, and a graduate of the University of Syracuse NY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will speak about life as a Native Chef and her efforts at Indigikitchen. Carli Sioux Roberts of the Yurok Nation is a current IAC intern and will cover small-scale livestock production. Padgley Gonzales of the Gila River Indian Community is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona Agribusiness Economics and Management program and current IAC Intern. She will be covering the issue of Tribal community and economic development through agriculture. Donald Moore of the Yurok Nation is currently a student at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. and will speak about efforts producing mixed vegetables, aquaponics, and traditional foods. Ellise David of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is the Oregon State University Extension Growing Tribal Farms Program Manager and will talk about food systems/youth development. Nicholas Naranjo, a Santa Clara Pueblo works with the New Mexico State Forestry and Wild Lands Division and he will talk about ranching.
The Main Event is live via Cisco WebEx on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 1-2 pm (EST) - REGISTER HERE