Engaging youth is more important than ever empower rural communities and address hunger. This session features Native youth leaders who have been doing anti-hunger work in their own communities across Indian Country. These leaders share their stories, including how they got involved and the challenges they faced at the outset. They also discuss specific issues Native youth are facing in response to COVID-19, the importance of the youth voice in their food systems, and how funders can support Native youth in these efforts.

Moderator:

Colby Duren, Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, University of Arkansas

Speakers:

Robert Baldy, Community Garden Manager, Klamath-Trinity Resource Conservation District

Ellise David, Growing Tribal Farms Program Coordinator, Oregon State University Extension

Lucas Humblet, Seed Regeneration Supervisor, Dream of Wild Health