One to Grow On
26: Navajo Food Sovereignty with Nate Etsitty & Felix Earle
*Content warning: there is a PG-13 un-bleeped curse word in this episode*
This week, Hallie brings us an interviewe with two Navajo growers and activists: Nate Etsitty and Felix Earle. Our guests share their perspective on farming and why they do it, discuss food sovereignty and its importance on Navajo, and reflect on the legacy the colonization has left of food systems.
Connect with our guests:Nate: https://www.instagram.com/nateetsitty/Felix: https://www.facebook.com/earle.coutureTheir organization The Green Team: https://www.facebook.com/navajogreenteam/
If you want more information on supporting Native food sovereignty organizations, we recommend connecting with The Green Team, or researching regional organizations supporting or lead by indigenous farmers in your area.
Additional podcast episodes on food sovereignty and historical farm and food access in the U.S.:– E45: El Paso — Indigenous food at the border by Toasted Sister: https://toastedsisterpodcast.com/2018/12/22/e45-el-paso-indigenous-food-at-the-border/ – E43: Southwest Intertribal Food Summit by Toasted Sister: https://toastedsisterpodcast.com/2018/10/31/e43-southwest-intertribal-food-summit/– E31: Navajo Sheep — “They’re my life… I love them.” by Toasted Sister: https://toastedsisterpodcast.com/2018/04/17/e31-navajo-sheep-theyre-my-life-i-love-them/– Land of Our Fathers by 1619: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/04/podcasts/1619-slavery-sugar-farm-land.html?action=click&module=audio-series-bar®ion=header&pgtype=Article – Ep1: Gardening is Political with Colleen Dieter by Hothouse: https://www.hothousepodcast.com/eps/2018/5/22/gardening-is-a-political-act-colleen-dieter– Ep6: Conservation & Identity with LaJuan Tucker by Hothouse: https://www.hothousepodcast.com/eps/2018/7/6/conservation-identity-with-lajuan-tucker– Heirloom Corn by Sourceress: https://www.sourceresshq.com/corn
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