Oosha Itchik/Healthy Food System

Project Term: 24 months; 2016-2018
Grant Amount: $50,000

The goal of this project is to provide a healthy, sustainable food system for the Crow Reservation while teaching community members about food sovereignty and health. Activities include creating a farm at Center Pole, harvesting wild fruits and vegetables, hunting, and traditional food preservation. These activities will be carried out in partnership with elementary schools and the tribe’s diabetes prevention program and will be linked to a series of community education and outreach activities intended to disseminate the program throughout the reservation. The Center Pole will also work to develop a tribal ordinance to support local and traditional food production.

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