We are grateful for everyone who shares our vision of contributing to healthy thriving traditional food systems and sustainable food economies. And, it is the hope of First Nations and all our grantees and community partners that people who watch GATHER will be moved by the stories of Indigenous strength and resilience.
To further share these stories and advocate for Native food sovereignty, there are many actions you can take:
After you screen the film, use these questions to jump-start a conversation and deepen your understanding of Native agriculture and food systems.
- How does the film challenge what food systems could look like?
- How does the preservation of Native foodways contribute to healing intergenerational trauma?
- In what ways does reclaiming land increase food sovereignty for Native nations?
- Describe a moment or scene in the film that you found particularly moving. What was it about the scene that was especially compelling for you?
- What did you learn from this film that you wish everyone knew? What would change if everyone knew it?
- Complete this sentence: I am inspired by this film to…
Get further informed
- Educate yourself about food sovereignty efforts by reading publications at First Nations’ Knowledge Center.
- Support food sovereignty efforts by investing directly in Native-led initiatives. Check out First Nations interactive map to identify grass roots initiatives across the U.S.
- Donate to First Nations’ programs and initiatives that support and empower Native communities. Give here!
Spread the word
Download the GATHER Toolkit, a First Nations resource for hosting screenings and promoting the GATHER film to others.
Become an advocate
Share the GATHER trailer or post the GATHER film poster on social media using the hashtags #GATHERfilm, #indigenousfoodsovereignty or #nativefoodsovereignty and tag First Nations @FirstNationsDevelopmentInstitute on Facebook or @FNDI303 on Twitter and Instagram.
Suggested text for social posts include:
- GATHER, a film co-produced by First Nations Development Institute, is a celebration of Indian resilience. Learn more at www.nativefoodsystems.org OR at www.firstnations.org.
- The commitment to preserving Native food systems and improving the health of Indigenous communities is more important now than ever. Learn more about this movement in the film, GATHER, co-produced by First Nations Development Institute, at www.nativefoodsystems.org OR at www.firstnations.org.
- In the face of COVID-19, many tribal communities are looking at ways to revitalize and strengthen their traditional food practices. Learn more about this movement in the film, GATHER, co-produced by First Nations Development Institute, at www.nativefoodsystems.org OR at www.firstnations.org.
- We are committed to preserving our food systems, and here’s a new highlighting Indigenous food practices. Learn more about GATHER, a film co-produced by First Nations Development Institute, at www.nativefoodsystems.org OR at www.firstnations.org.