Food sovereignty is very important to the Winnebago Tribe and Indian Country as a whole – we see the ability to access and control our own food sources as a fundamental human right.
Food is not only a source of nutrition, but also a vital aspect of the Winnebago cultural identity and traditional knowledge. There is a deep spiritual and cultural connection to the land and the food it produces.
As with many Native American communities, the Winnebago people have a strong connection to the land and a deep respect for the environment. By practicing food sovereignty, we’re working to promote sustainable agriculture practices that protect the land and natural resources for future generations.
Traditional foods and agricultural practices are an important part of Winnebago culture and heritage. By practicing food sovereignty, Ho-Chunk Farms helps preserve and promote cultural traditions, like the Indian Corn harvest.
Like many indigenous people, the Winnebago Tribe faces high rates of food insecurity and diet-related health issues such as diabetes and obesity. By promoting food sovereignty, Ho-Chunk Farms is helping to ensure our community members have access to healthy, culturally appropriate food that meets their nutritional needs.
Food sovereignty will always be a vital issue for the Winnebago community, and Ho-Chunk Farms is dedicated to helping the Winnebago Tribe assert control over their own food systems and promote their cultural heritage, health, and well-being.