Learn why food sovereignty is so important to Native people.This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.
Perri McDaniel will discuss the differences between Food Security and Food Sovereignty. "A central piece of this discussion will be why Food Sovereignty is so important to Native people; what it means for Federal Recognition, Treaty Rights, our Traditional/First Foods and for basic Human Rights for everyone. I'll also talk about sustainable food systems, the future of food and how climate change is affecting our food systems and what all of us can do about it."
Perri McDaniel is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and a direct descendant of Chief Kiesno, of the Wapato Valley (Portland area) Chinook (Multnomah band) and Klamath Tribes. Perri holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Environmental Science and Regional Planning from WSU, as well as a master's degree in Public Administration with emphasis in Non-Profit Management, Sustainable Development and Tribal Administration from PSU. Perri is also educated in Permaculture design principles, a Master Gardener and a Cultural Resource Technician. Perri has served the Grand Ronde Tribe, Siletz Tribe and the Klamath Tribes in several different capacities: a Small Business Development Specialists; a Cultural Resource Protection Specialist; a Planner & Grant Writer; Economic Development Analyst and Food Security Program Coordinator. Perri volunteers for several different non-profit organizations and grant making foundations. Perri is currently a member of the Oregon Food Bank Food Policy Council; a TERO Commissioner for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and an entrepreneur supporting Tribal artists. Perri is also a traditional cultural artisan and practitioner with knowledgeable in harvesting, foraging and preparing traditional foods, herbs and medicines, as well as a traditional dancer and a well-known pow-wow vendor.