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By Sandra Renner
Farm and community director center for rural affairs 

Guest Opinion

Tribal food sovereignty during COVID-19


August 20, 2020

In many communities across rural America, we are beginning to ease into new norms and routines of quarantine. Each of us is attending to the impacts of COVID-19 on our friends, families and communities as we all reflect on these unprecedented times.

Similarly, yet distinct, tribal communities and indigenous people have been presented with unique challenges across America that many of us may not be familiar with. By taking a closer look at how food sovereignty rebuilds disconnected nutrition systems in native communities, we can begin to understand how education, access, distribution and res...

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