USDA Announces New Resources to Empower Indigenous Food Sovereignty

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced new resources and new agreements of the USDA Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative, which promotes traditional food ways, Indian Country food and agriculture markets, and Indigenous health through foods tailored to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) dietary needs. USDA is partnering with tribal-serving organizations on these projects to reimagine federal food and agriculture programs from an Indigenous perspective and inform future USDA programs and policies.