PBS Airs Documentary on Food Insecurity and Nutrition in Tribal Communities
Now airing on PBS stations nationwide
Healthy food choices are in abundance for most Americans. Fresh fruits and vegetables are just a short car ride away, if not within walking distance. But, for our Native American citizens, that is not always the case.
Many tribes were forced into geographically-isolated reservations, and now many of their lands are classified by the U.S.D.A. as food deserts, located 10 miles or more from the nearest grocery store. This, among other conditions, is contributing to the food insecurity and related health issues countless Native Americans deal with every day.
- Learn more about Daniel Vega’s ancestral garden project.
- Learn more about food insecurity and gardens as a solution.
How You Can Get Involved:
Facebook: Food insecurity is still a fact of life for many Native American communities. Watch PBS bring to life how Partnership With Native Americans is partnering with reservation communities to turn gardens into sustainable food sources: www.nativepartnership.org/PBS
- Help boost Native nutrition on the reservations.
- Get regular updates about PWNA’s nutrition programs.
- Help spread the word by sharing these messages:
Twitter: Watch this PBS video on how gardens are connecting Native communities with ancestral diets and culture: www.nativepartnership.org/PBS
LinkedIn: In Native American communities, gardening is much more than a hobby — it’s a vital step to resolving food insecurity and a return to healthy ancestral diets. Learn more in this PBS documentary: www.nativepartnership.org/PBS
To learn more, call 800-416-8102.
With support of the Walmart Foundation, PWNA invested in these Native nutrition projects implemented by the Pascua Yaqui tribal community, as well as other community garden projects, nutrition training, and produce distributions.