Meeting Archive:
Community Food Systems in Native Communities: Engaging Students

Meeting Description:
Incorporating nutrition education related to traditional food items into cultural activities such as ceremonial songs or story telling helps students to identify food as part of Native American heritage. This webinar will help you plan for farm to school educational efforts which engage students throughout the year. Gloria Begay, a Navajo Educator, will highlight school garden efforts and local foods activities in summer meals.
Date: Wed, May 25, 2016
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 45 minutes
Host(s): Christina Conell
 Presenter Information
Samantha Benjamin-Kirk
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Samantha is the Southeast Farm to School Regional Lead and will be moderating this webinar.   

Gloria Begay
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  Gloria Ann Begay belongs to the Dine’ Bitterwater Clan and is a mother and grandmother.  Ms. Begay earned a BS degree in History and MA degree in Education Administration.  As a retired Indian educator, professor, and policy advisor of 42 years, Gloria now advocates and educates for healthier Dine’ people, families, communities and environment as a current core member of the Dine’ Community Advocacy Alliance who successfully sought passage of the Healthy Dine’ Nation Act.  Gloria is also a founding Naat’aanii Council member of the Dine’ Food Sovereignty Alliance to restore the traditional food and culture system on Navajo Nation.  Please contact Gloria at or 505-923-0378.