“As a community, we have the power to choose the food on our table.”
Valerie Segrest is dedicated to making sure tribal communities throughout North America can access traditional foods. In this inspiring talk, she discusses the many food sovereignty initiatives spearheaded by Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, including regaining legal control of ancestral lands, organizing harvest and berry festivals, and offering workshops on elk-processing, salmon filleting, and other traditional food preparation techniques.
About the Speaker
An enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Valerie Segrest is the co-founder of Tahoma Peak Solutions, which specializes in strategic communications and food systems strategies that serve tribal communities. As a Native nutrition educator, Segrest raises awareness and helps identify and overcome barriers so Indigenous peoples are able to access traditional foods. Segrest co-authored Feeding Seven Generations and Indigenous Home Cooking.