Submitted by Isadora Italia on Thu, 05/30/2019 - 10:30 am
On May 20-22, 2019, Dartmouth hosted Foodways in Indigenous Communities, a conference centered on Indigenous practices and knowledges as they have existed and continue to exist today. As part of the conference, the Hood Museum of Art provided attendees with a special viewing of objects from the collection that Indigenous peoples have used and continue to use to practice food sovereignty. Jami Powell, associate curator of Native American art at the Hood Museum, worked with the organizers of the conference to invite student participants to select objects from the collection they were interested in viewing. Some students selected objects from their home communities. Participants learned about the ways in which food sovereignty is an interdisciplinary ideology and discussed food sovereignty as an expressive art form.