Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Food Sovereignty in the Chickasaw Nation – FREE webinar Wed, March 9, at 10am (sponsored by NNLM Region 3)

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series, Health Bytes with Region 3.

This monthly 1 hour series focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

This presentation will begin with an introduction to traditional ecological knowledge (TEK); what it is and why it is important. It will share a historical example of how TEK was used during a health crisis in the Navajo Nation with Navajo elders and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) working together to solve a problem in the 1990s. The changing environment for First Americans will be discussed as tribes were removed from their homelands in the 1800s to Oklahoma. TEK is now being used as we add back First Americans cuisine and choose our own foods; both traditional and new. The presentation will discuss the four historic periods of First Americans cuisine. Learn how the Chickasaw Nation is taking control of our own food choices by practicing food sovereignty.

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