The GATHER Film is an intimate portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to invest in their well-being by reclaiming their identities through food sovereignty. It is the story of the relationship between Native lands, traditional foods, and people, a connection that we must remember, reclaim, and rebuild, in the aftermath of centuries of genocide, to ensure the health, strength, and future of Native communities.

More information about the importance of Native Food Sovereignty can be discovered through First Nations. First Nations recognizes that accessing healthy food and supporting traditional food systems is a challenge for many Native American families and children. But without access to healthy food, including traditional foods, a nutritious diet and good health are out of reach.

In line with this, First Nations supports tribes and Native communities as they build or maintain sustainable food systems that improve health, strengthen food security and increase the control over Native food and agriculture systems. Since 2002, First Nations has awarded 318 grants totaling more than $7.8 million to Native organizations dedicated to increasing food access and improving the health and nutrition of Native children and families.

Read more about First Nation’s Nourishing Native Foods & Health program.

Download First NationsResources detailing our work in nourishing native foods and health.

Access the GATHER Viewing Guide created by Center for Ecoliteracy