Lobby of Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.

What is Food Sovereignty – Alaska Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movements

Food is at the heart of Alaskan Native Cultures. From hunting and fishing, to trapping and gathering, preparation and participation has kept communities fed and grounded in relationship to one another, plant and animal kin, and the spiritual realm. Now, under the pressures of climate change, global pandemic, and increasing human populations, Alaskan Native Peoples and their food systems are challenged to shift and adapt.