Reviving and Reclaiming Our Native Food System

Leadership Experiences of a Research Project's Community Advisory Board

  • Rhonda Bowers Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board
  • Pat Harris Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board
  • Clarisse Harris Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board
  • Kathryn Lone Fight Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board
  • Ina Weed Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board
  • Nelson Pat White Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board
Keywords: Indigenous, Food Sovereignty, Community Advisory Board, Food Dignity, Community-Based Participatory Research

Abstract

As proud Native community leaders who call the Wind River Reservation home, our battles for sov­ereignty and respect are not just part of a long-ago history. Claiming our self-empowerment and put­ting it to good use on behalf of our entire commu­nity are challenged more often than we care to recount. In the matter of sustainable food security, those of us who agreed to serve as members of the Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board (CAB) were reminded of such events. Our CAB was established in 2016 as an oversight group for community wellbeing for a University of Wyoming (UW)–initiated and National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded research project on gardening and health. 

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Author Biographies

Rhonda Bowers, Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board

Wind River Reservation

Pat Harris, Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board

Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, USA

Clarisse Harris, Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board

Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, USA

Kathryn Lone Fight, Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board

Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, USA

Ina Weed, Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board

Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, USA

Nelson Pat White, Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board

Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, USA

Published
2019-10-15
How to Cite
Bowers, R., Harris, P., Harris, C., Lone Fight, K., Weed, I., & White, N. (2019). Reviving and Reclaiming Our Native Food System: Leadership Experiences of a Research Project’s Community Advisory Board. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(B), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2019.09B.002