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Inaugural IAC Virtual Intertribal Food Summit - June 20, 2020

The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) is pleased to announce its Inaugural Virtual Intertribal Food Summit to be held Saturday, June 20 in the wake of challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are super excited to present this virtual event highlighting the overall resiliency of Indian Agriculture,” said Kari Jo Lawrence, IAC Director of Programs. “The virtual event will encompass many aspects of agriculture including: conservation, production, policy, marketing, culinary, traditional foods and medicine.”

“While it’s going to be difficult to replicate the sensory experiences of past in-person events, this virtual format offers new opportunities to expand connections on a broader scale, all while working to strengthen relationships,” said Dan Cornelius, IAC Technical Assistance Specialist for the Midwest-Great Lakes Regions and event organizer. “We will be accomplishing all of this with a combination of online workshops and challenge activities such as sharing your own cooking demo or documenting your planting strategies.”

We have consciously included timely information regarding program availability and other resources that can serve as guidance during the COVID pandemic,” Lawrence stressed. “Live roundtable discussions will also capture the passion, determination and dedication that is ever-present in Indian Agriculture.”

Participants can attend this no-cost, virtual event across multiple platforms, including the live roundtable discussions via Zoom and FaceBook Live. Presentation recordings will be available on YouTube, as well as on IAC’s new, “Resiliency through Agriculture E-Learning Platform,” that is hosted on MightyNetworks and is available through a web browser or free mobile app by searching for the “Intertribal Agriculture Council” network. Several new E-Learning workshops will be released the week of the event. The full event schedule will be released on Monday, June 15.

The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) is hosting the event in partnership with the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NASFA) and the University of Arkansas Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI). Regional partners include: the Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC) and Michigan State University Extension.

For more information contact:

Dan Cornelius | 608-280-1267 |



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