Wednesday, November 20 at 12 p.m., Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College
"Indigenous Perspectives on Food Sovereignty: Efforts on the Navajo Nation to Rebuild a Self-Sufficient Food System" with Dana Bah'łgai Eldridge, Policy analyst, Diné Policy Institute at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, Navajo Nation
Bring your lunch or purchase lunch in Malott Commons Dining Hall. Dessert and coffee will be provided.
Dana Bah'łgai Eldridge is a policy analyst at Diné Policy Institute, located at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona. Since 2011, Dana has researched the Diné Food System to understand how the Diné diet and lifestyle changed as a result of colonial efforts of the United States and how the Navajo Nation can work to rebuild a self-sufficient food system. She is heading up the Diné Food Sovereignty Initiative, which is an initiative to revitalize traditional agriculture and rebuild local food economies on the Navajo Nation through the development of food policy recommendations, public education and outreach on food system issues on the Navajo Nation, and the establishment of a farmers’ marketin Tsaile, AZ. Dana grew up on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance, Arizona. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in ethnic studies from Brown University.