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Field Reports

Breaking Barriers in Urban Native Agriculture

Chas Nystrom, Emerson Fellow

Tatiana Villegas, Emerson Fellow
Published 2023-2024

Fayetteville, Arkansas

This report seeks to explore the potential for urban agriculture to operate as a healing process for urban Native communities. Urban agriculture holds the potential to reconnect Indigenous Americans living in cities with their food systems and heal wounds left by the cultural genocide of removal and relocation. We will examine the historical background that has led to the large population of urban Indigenous Americans and explore the current landscape of Native urban agriculture. Ultimately, we hope to highlight the invaluable role urban agriculture is making towards both food and Tribal sovereignty.

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Chas Nystrom

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