The Meskwaki Nation On Overcoming 2020 Challenges And Reconnecting With Tribal Tradition Through Food
The year 2020 has been difficult for the Meskwaki settlement near Tama. COVID-19 has made people sick, cost them their jobs and the settlement was in the path of the derecho that swept across the state in August. The storm destroyed trees, knocked out power and damaged crops.
On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Shelley Buffalo, local foods coordinator with Meskwaki Food Sovereignty and Meskwaki Workforce Development. Buffalo delivered a virtual lecture on food sovereignty through the State Historical Society as they mark National Native American Heritage Month.
· Shelley Buffalo, local foods coordinator, Meskwaki Food Sovereignty, Meskwaki Workforce Development