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Native American tribes tackle diet and health woes with businesses built on traditional foods | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

11.9.15

Native American tribes tackle diet and health woes with businesses built on traditional foods | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian: To combat these poor nutrition options, many tribes are reclaiming traditional foods as a way to correct severe health and economic disparities. All across the country, Native American entrepreneurs are combining traditional values with common-sense business strategies to tackle hunger, unemployment and unsustainable food production practices.

Pine Ridge didn’t become a food desert by itself. Along with other tribes throughout the country, the Oglala Sioux endured generations of war, forced removal and assimilation policies that dismantled traditional economies and food systems.


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