Second Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit Scheduled for April 2014

LONGMONT, Colo., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following up on the popularity of the April 2013 Native Food Sovereignty Summit, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (Oneida Nation), the Intertribal Agriculture Council and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will jointly host the Second Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 14 - 17, 2014.

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The event again will take place at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, plus locations on the Oneida Nation.  Full information and online registration can be found at this link: http://www.firstnations.org/conferences/2014/food/summit.html. The webpage also includes information on becoming a conference sponsor, exhibitor or vendor.

Training tracks offered included Applied Agriculture, Outreach Strategies and Oneida Field Tours. Attendees have the option of attending sessions in just one track, or they may customize their experience by selecting from any of the sessions.  There will be two optional field working sessions on Thursday, April 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Tribes, people or organizations looking to showcase and share traditional foods from other tribes and regions can provide food for the "grazing event" or conference dinner. If interested, please contact Mike Metoxen at the Oneida Nation at (920) 496-5025. If you are interested in sharing samples of your marketing materials or product packaging, please contact Bill Vervoort at the Oneida Nation at (920) 496-7423, or by email to wvervoor@oneidanation.org.

About First Nations Development Institute
For more than 30 years, using a three-pronged strategy of educating grassroots practitioners, advocating for systemic change, and capitalizing Indian communities, First Nations has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own – be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources – and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native American communities.  First Nations serves Native American communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.firstnations.org.

Media Contact:
Randy Blauvelt, First Nations Senior Communications Officer
(303) 774-7836
rblauvelt@firstnations.org

SOURCE First Nations Development Institute



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