Tune in online to learn about the history and evolving traditions of Meskwaki food culture. Shelley Buffalo from the Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative will discuss the group’s work to promote local and indigenous foods and medicines to promote the health and wellbeing of the Meskwaki community – through a farm-to-school program, a maple syrup camp, a seed-saving library, a food film festival and much more. These creative efforts strengthen the community’s relationship with the land, strengthening its local economy and celebrating its cultural identity.
This free presentation during Native American Heritage Month is part of the State Historical Society of Iowa’s ongoing Iowa Stories lecture series in Iowa City, which has featured more than 70 historians and scholars since 2007. Registration is free but required.