Did you know that over 60% of the food consumed globally today originated right here in the Americas?
On this Indigenous Peoples Day, our team comes together to reflect on the profound significance of this day for Indigenous communities worldwide. We are taking a moment to honor our ancestors and kinfolk who have, through the universality of food, gifted the world with an incredible abundance of flavors and sustenance.
Did you know that over 60% of the food consumed globally today originated right here in the Americas? This remarkable contribution, though referred to as the #ColumbianExchange in textbooks, has shaped diets, cultures, and economies around the world using native food. Foods like beans, corn, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, chili peppers, vanilla, cacao, and countless others have journeyed from our ancestral lands to become staples on dinner tables worldwide.
Today, we celebrate the rich tapestry of Indigenous food heritage and its enduring impact on global health. Our mission is to keep this legacy alive by reconnecting Indigenous communities with their traditional foods and promoting food sovereignty. Through food, we bridge the past and the present, ensuring that the wisdom of our ancestors continues to nourish us for generations to come.
Join us in this celebration by sharing your favorite Indigenous dishes, stories, or memories. Let's honor the profound connections we share through food and the resilience of Indigenous cultures worldwide. Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!
Oct 9, 2023