Food Sovereignty Assessments: How they work and what we know
A-dae Briones, Director of Programs of Native Agriculture and Food Systems, First Nations Development Institute
This session explores the First Nations Development Institute’s Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool from its development to implementation in tribal communities. Discussions include food sovereignty and its rooted meaning to tribal communities and tribal non-profits. Participant takeaways: ways the tool addresses community needs; methods to implementing in communities; and tactics to capturing the most effective results.
A-dae Briones is the Director of Programs of Native Agriculture and Food Systems with the First Nations Development Institute. She formerly worked in community development for Pulama Lana’i in Lāna’i, Hawai’I and University of Arkansas’ Indigenous Food and Agricultural Initiative. Ms. Romero-Briones has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Princeton University, a Law Doctorate from Arizona State University’s College of Law and a LLM in Food and Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas. She is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, White House Champion of Change in Agriculture and currently is on the National Organic Standards Board. Ms. Briones was born and raised in the Pueblo of Cochiti.