You’re invited to join CSPI for a webinar on Indigenous Communities and Food Justice Panel with A-dae Romero-Briones from First Nations Development Institute and Julie Garreau from Cheyenne River Youth Project. This panel will be moderated by Tara Maudrie. They will discuss the importance of food in the community, modes of engagement, and some of the opportunities present in their work.
About our guests:
- Tara Maudrie is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Snapping Turtle Clan) and a member of the Baltimore, Detroit, and Minneapolis urban Native communities. Maudrie received her MSPH in Human Nutrition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH), and is now a second year PhD student at the JHBSPH in the Social and Behavioral Interventions Program. Tara’s work centers on promoting cultural food values to promote holistic well-being and balance nutrition. Tara is passionate about food justice, food sovereignty, Indigenous research methodologies, and urban Native health.
- A-dae (Kiowa/Cochiti) Romero-Brioneswas born and raised in Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico and comes from the Toyekoyah/Komalty Family from Hog Creek, Oklahoma on the Kiowa side. Mrs. Romero-Briones works as Vice President of Programs-Native food and Agricultural Program for First Nations Development Institute and Co-founder/director of the California Tribal Fund, Partner at Manzanita Capital, and Lecturer at Stanford University.
- Julie Garreau is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Julie Garreau has been the executive director of the Cheyenne River Youth Project since its 1988 inception. She has seen the project through its exhilarating development from a tiny, one-room youth center in a former Main Street bar to a comprehensive youth and family services organization. In 2014, she became a founding member of the Native American Food Systems Alliance; she completed her term as NAFSA president in 2021. She continues to spearhead sustainable agriculture initiatives for children, teens and the Cheyenne River community.
This event is hosted as a part of CSPI’s Resource Hub. The Hub is a space where partners can gather to learn from CSPI, one another, and health equity practitioners and community advocates from across the country. Resources include skill building trainings, policy and power building toolkits, webinars and conversations at the intersection of public health policy and racial justice, as well as partner convenings that encourage collaboration and relationship building across CSPI's networks.