Oosha Itchik/Healthy Food System

Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $50,000

Through this grant, Center Pole successfully created a model for community-based food sovereignty and a traditional and healthy foods hub. They trained youth through community internships in food sovereignty, exposed hundreds of community members to growing and eating natural foods, completed a community food assessment survey, and used the survey findings to further development of the healthy foods hub. Center Pole was chosen as one of eight “changemaker” organizations in the Pacific Northwest by Philanthropy Northwest, and Center Pole’s Executive Director Peggy Wellknown Buffalo received an award for long-term excellence working in Indian Country from the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples.

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