The Living Earth Festival, a signature annual event at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, is going virtual in 2021. Stream this online experience on demand over four days. Presentations will explore agricultural trends, innovations, and sustainability in Native communities with a focus on Native agricultural businesses.\n\n
Associate Director for Museum Learning and Programs
Living Earth Programs
|\n||Message from Notah Begay III \n\n|
A message from Notah Begay III.
|\n||Youth in Action: Sustainable Agriculture \n\n|
In celebration of Earth Day, join young Indigenous leaders to discuss the role traditional ecological knowledge plays in their work as farmers and entrepreneurs.
|\n||Cooking Demonstrations \n\n|
Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet/Cherokee Nation), founder of online cooking platform Indigikitchen, talks about her background in food advocacy and demonstrates cooking with traditional foods to inspire others to incorporate these foods into their everyday lives.
|\n||Building an Agriculture Business in Indian Country \n\n|
Join in a conversation in which expert speakers address a crucial issue today—creating innovative, robust, and ecologically sound food systems and agriculture businesses in Indigenous communities.
|\n||Film Screenings \n\n|
The Living Earth Virtual Festival film series features stories from Native communities that raise awareness and educate future generations about the importance of food sovereignty and sustainability.\n
Living Earth Virtual Festival Part II
Voices from the Field: The Business of Native Agriculture
Learn from Native farmers and ranchers about sustainable food systems and agricultural economic development in their Nations.
Summer/Fall Webinar Series.
This project is made possible through generous support of the Native American Agricultural Fund.