Opportunities for CIP to Support Indigenous Food Sovereignty

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Slipstream senior researcher Dan Streit and Slipstream board members Bryan Van Stippen (Indian Land Tenure Foundation) and Kelly Cain (St. Croix Institute) delivered a Conservation Applied Research & Development webinar to make recommendations for Minnesota's Conservation Improvement Program to better support Indigenous Food Sovereignty.

The project sought to understand energy-related challenges and opportunities associated with food sovereignty initiatives across Minnesota's 11 Native nations. This presentation provides the research methodology, findings, and strategies that utilities and Minnesota policymakers may use to create and strengthen CIP offerings to better support Indigenous food sovereignty work.

This project was supported by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources, through the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) program, which is funded by Minnesota ratepayers.

Project Manager: Dan Streit.
Jeannette LeZaks, Deb Dynako, and Doug Ahl contributed to this report.