February 23, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cancelled! – Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative – online
Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative explained Feb. 23
SINSINAWA, Wis.—Join Shelley Buffalo, coordinator of the Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative (MFSI), as she shares a brief history of the Meskwaki tribe and information about the MFSI. The event, sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center, will be held online from 7 to 8 p.m. CST Tuesday, Feb. 23. The group’s mission statement reads, “MFSI emphasizes the impact of local foods, indigenous foods, and medicines in supporting the health and well-being of our community, while strengthening the economy, healing relationships with the land, and celebrating cultural identity.” Buffalo will discuss the primary program strategies that were developed to meet the objectives of their mission, outlining the priorities for this year. She will incorporate her own background as it pertains to health and food. Raised in rural central Iowa and on her tribal lands, the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama County, Iowa, Buffalo has straddled two very different cultures: Meskwaki and the settler-colonizer. She has spent a lifetime seeking a deeper understanding and sense of belonging within the social complexities of being indigenous in the heartland. The fee is $10 per person, and the registration deadline is Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. Please register by contacting Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visiting our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.