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Kai Sovereignty Kōrero
May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FRIDAY AT 5 PM – 8 PM at Te Ao Hou Marae
Kai Sovereignty Kōrero With Lillian Hill (Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute)
Join Lillian Hill, visiting from Northern Arizona, for a kōrero about kai sovereignty and indigenous self-determination from a Hopi Tutskwa perspective. We will share pot luck kai after the kōrero.
Attendance Free – Registration necessary
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Please bring Pot Luck Dinner to share
Lilian is Hopi from the village of Kykotsmovi, and will be providing a talk drawing on her decades of work and contributions to the Indigenous food sovereignty movement in the Southwest United States region and beyond. She shares about her experience in developing community leadership and providing opportunities for the Hopi community to develop sustainable solutions to the problems that exist on the reservation.
Lillian is the current director of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance and founded the Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute. In 2001, Lilian also founded the Black Mesa Water Coalition, an organization working to address energy and water exploitation on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations. Lilian has studied at the North American School of Natural Building, received her Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Applied Indigenous Studies, and her Master’s Degree in Sustainable Communities also at NAU. In 2015 Lilian was awarded the Agricultural Humanitarian of Year Award by the Justin Willie Foundation, and has received fellowships from the Skoll Foundation as well as the Castanea Fellowship.
Lillian is visiting Whanganui as an instructor on a study abroad program with students from Northern Arizona University who are exploring food sovereignty in an Aotearoa context.