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Climate Conversations – Food Sovereignty in the Desert: Reclaiming Traditional O’odham Foodways

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Traditional foodways of the Tohono O’odham are inextricably linked to their ancestral lands in the Sonoran Desert. O’odham knowledge of hunting, farming, and harvesting wild foods has evolved over generations and continues to adapt to the land. How are communities sharing contemporary cultivation methods? How is climate change affecting traditional foodways? What can we learn from O’odham practices for sustainability? Join us for a conversation with Dr. Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan about the cultural food systems of the Tohono O’odham and their connection to the land, plants, and animals.

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This program is part of the Climate Conversations series hosted by Arizona Humanities.

Dr. Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan is Tohono O’odham and from the San Xavier District. She serves as faculty in the Tohono O’odham Studies Program at Tohono O’odham Community College. Dr. Ramon-Sauberan also serves as the Tohono O’odham Nation Education Development Liaison for Kitt Peak National Observatory.  She earned her PhD in American Indian Studies with a minor in Journalism at the University of Arizona in May 2023. Her research focused on the history of land and water in the San Xavier District and she has written for news publications across the US including Indian Country Today.


March 28
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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