Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative works to enable the Mvskoke people and their neighbors to provide for their food and health needs now and in the future through sustainable agriculture, economic development, community involvement, cultural and educational programs.
Healthy Foods and Healthy Communities are priority for our people, but without the knowledge of how to be healthy and stay healthy, our people perish. The Food and Fitness Policy Council comprised of tribal health professionals, local farmers and ranchers, WIC Program, Elderly Nutrition, Head Start and Childcare Programs, Commodity Program, and Community leaders work together to assist our tribe to revitalize and rebuild upon our tribal food sovereignty and the native peoples right to healthy affordable fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Food and Fitness Policy Council recently hosted the first Annual Oklahoma Tribal Food and Fitness Policy Symposium on September 21st, 2012, held at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Complex and supported by the Tribal Chief and Council representatives.
The theme of the symposium was “Water, Fire, Earth, Food” the four sacred elements among native peoples and how they relate to the current conditions we are experiencing today with drought and the changing weather patterns.