Thursday, June 9, 2011

Introducing...Reclaiming Our Food (the book trailer)



In anticipation of the October release of author Tanya Denckla Cobb's book Reclaiming Our Food, here's a peek at the beautiful photography and passionate messages you'll find in this practical and inspiring handbook. We're confident this book will empower and inspire community activists and planners, schools, small farmers, and everyone who wants to increase their community's access to food that doesn't arrive on a train, plane, or cargo ship!

6 comments:

Kari said...

I am so excited about this book! It's right up my current obsession alley.

Melanie Jolicoeur said...

Mine too!

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much the author is going to make off of this book by showcasing a Indigenous farms that struggle year to year. I work with one of the farms that is in this book and we barely stay afloat. Some community members feel this is stealing intellectual property from our Indigenous communities

Cindy & Mike at Arriola Sunshine Farm said...
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Tanya Denckla Cobb said...

Thank you for raising these important concerns. The individuals highlighted in this book were invited to be a part of this book, and conversations were held with each about whether and if they wanted to share their stories, as well as the cultural implications of sharing, as well as sending each of them the final draft text to review for accuracy. To honor the people in the book even further, I will be donating 10% of my personal profits from this book every year to a food project highighted in the book. From the nearly 60 projects across the U.S. covered in the book, I will be donating the first year's profits to the Navajo and Hopi food projects, and I have already begun discussions (even before the book comes out!) with NNTAO to determine how this can be done most effectively. My sincere hope is that there will be loads of buzz and tons of sales to provide a really *hefty* donation! Respectfully, Tanya

Jamescita Peshlakai said...

As a Native American with family afflicted with diabetes and seeing our children facing a life of challenges and early death I think our concern should not be who is stealing ideas. Our duty is to the salvation of our children and even those that are across the world that can use what little our ancestors taught us to share, give and hope for a contriubution to humanity is the best. Thank you Tanya for a better tomorrow and highlighting the good happenging on our indigenous nations. Don't worry about negative comments... it is the anger, bitterness, and resentment of generations of hurt people. Just forgive "Anonymous". I, my children and our healthcare providers thank you for contributing to a better tomorrow for all! Much Love Respect for a kindred soul sister! Jamescita Peshlakai :)

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