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:
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. Included are marketing tips, as well as discussion guides to spur conversations about the Native food movement and the need for access to local, healthy food.
Become an advocate
Share the GATHER trailer or post the GATHER Film poster on social media using the hashtags #gatherfilm, #sowindigenous, #indigenousfoodsovereignty or #nativefoodsovereignty and tag First Nations @FirstNationsDevelopmentInstitute on Facebook or @FNDI303 on Twitter and Instagram.
Suggested text for social posts include:
- Gather, a new film co-produced by First Nations Development Institute, is a celebration of Indian resilience. Learn more at www.nativefoodsystems.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 with a new film, GATHER, co-produced by First Nations Development Institute, at www.nativefoodsystems.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 with a new film, GATHER, co-produced by First Nations Development Institute, at www.nativefoodsystems.org.
- We are committed to preserving our food systems, and here’s a new film highlighting Indigenous food practices. Learn more about Gather, co-produced by First Nations Development Institute, at www.nativefoodsystems.org.