NFBC Members Interviewed by Native America Calling

On Thursday, December 2nd, the Native Farm Bill Coalition's very own Erin Parker and Lexie Holden were interviewed live on Native America Calling. They discussed the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations' (FDPIR) Self-Determination Demonstration Projects. These projects allow Tribes to select and purchase foods for their own FDPIR food packages under PL 93-638, and are a major step forward towards increasing Tribal food sovereignty. PL 93-638 was made possible through the NFBC's 2018 advocacy efforts, which created the Self-Determination Demonstration Project program.


Currently seven Tribes and Tribal organizations are part of this demonstration project:

  • The Oneida Nation/Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

  • The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa from Wisconsin

  • The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians from Michigan

  • The Lummi Nation from Washington State

  • The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) from Alaska

  • The Chickasaw Nation from Oklahoma

  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians from Mississippi

Erin and Lexie were also joined by three other guests:


Daniel Guzman-King (Oneida) – councilman of the Oneida Nation


Gregory Nothstine (member of the Native Village of Wells) – Food Distribution Program manager for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium


Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota) – chef, CEO and co-founder of NATIFS, North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems, and The Sioux Chef


To listen to the segment in its entirety, click here.





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