Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initative

  • IA

About Us

The Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initative is a program of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. MFSI works with the Meskwaki people to redefine our agriculture system to be focused around traditional, healthy, and sustainable foods. The program provides workshops, strategic planning, and other educational opportunties and resources to community members to provide support and opportunities as the Meskwaki redefine and reclaim their food system. This work is integrated with school gardens, community gardens, and the Meskwaki Commnunity Farm, a 40-acre organic workers cooperative farm.

"Food sovereignty is the right of peoples, communities, and countries to define their own agricultural, labor, fishing, food and land policies which are ecologically, socially, economically, and culturally appropriate to their unique circumstances."--Food Sovereignty: A Right for All