ENVS 049. Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States.

Indigenous lands and foodways are intrinsic to community health and wellbeing, cultural identity, and cultural continuity. This course will explore multiple dimensions of Indigenous food sovereignty in the United States that include: Native American political rights, land rights, impacts of colonization, access to traditional food sources, local economy, interconnected relationships, and traditional land practices and food systems based on Indigenous science. Case studies will be used to examine various topics and how distinct Native American tribal communities are framing and practicing food sovereignty. The course will use a framework of decoloniality and cultural and ecological sustainability centering Indigenous voice.
This course counts as an Environmental humanities for the ENVS major/minor.
Prerequisite: ENVS 014  
1 credit.
Eligible for ESCH, ENVS
Fall 2022. Benally.
Spring 2024. Benally.
Catalog chapter: Environmental Studies  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/environmental-studies

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