Indigenous Seedkeepers Network

During the fall of 2022, the staff of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance’s Indigenous Seedkeepers Network (ISKN) hosted our first in-person seed sovereignty assessment training since 2020! The ISKN Southwest Seed Sovereignty Assessment Training engaged 25 participants in a 2-day immersive and interactive gathering.

A seed assessment process, as overviewed in the training, helps create a baseline understanding about the health and state of seed in a community through seed census work and facilitates a collective vision of what vibrant seed sovereignty looks like for each unique Indigenous community.

Participants will stay connected via ISKN’s emerging SW Network which will provide ongoing regional networking and peer-to-peer sessions.