This Farming for Justice discussion we were joined by Wizipan Little Elk. Wizi is the CEO and the visionary behind the Wolakota Buffalo Range. The Wolakota Buffalo Range is a visionary project that harnesses the power of public, private, and governmental partnerships to allow the Sicangu Lakota (people of Rosebud) to strengthen their sovereignty. At 28,000…

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This Farming for Justice discussion we were joined by Matte Wilson, Food Sovereignty Director of the Sicangu Community Development Corporation. The Sicangu Community Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization serving the Sicangu (see-CHAHN-ghoo) Lakota Oyate (oh-YAH-tay). The Sicangu Food Sovereignty Initiative envisions a sovereign food system that nourishes and heals Lakota people and land for…

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December’s Farming for Justice discussion was led by Oscar Otzoy of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in fighting human trafficking and gender-based violence at work. This fall, farmworker leaders of the CIW are traveled virtually from Immokalee to join us…

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September’s Farming for Justice discussion was led by Alexas Esposito and Joe Soto of the Traditional Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Healing(TCIKH). They shared their approach to returning to nature to heal their communities and themselves from intergenerational trauma through the technical and spiritual significance of seeds. In this video you will get a comprehensive…

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Groundswell Center is thrilled to continue to partner with our Children’s Future. Groundswell Intern, Maggie McAden, speaks to the Our Children’s Future Advisor, Jamila Walida Simon, about her journey into this work and initiatives supporting the West Village Apartments in Ithaca, NY. Maggie: How did you get connected with the West Village apartment community? Jamila:…

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In July’s Farming for Justice discussion Kabui dove into the ways interdependent communities organize to create unique solutions to foster food sovereignty, interdependent communities, and lower carbon footprints. In this webinar, we learned how small scale agriculture is a core pillar of building a more sustainable food system, through the lens of Kabui’s lived experience…

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Last week at Groundswell Center was a busy week! After returning from the Big Apple, we immediately jumped into other events that all happened within one weeks span of time. Our Farming for Justice Discussion on Tuesday morning was great, if you weren’t tuned in. We had a panel consisting of members of VINES Farm…

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