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Hi!

I recently moved to Northeast Oklahoma and have been in discussion with folks in Cherokee/ Tahlequah area about doing some permaculture workshops, maybe even some as continuing education through NSU, which has a high population of Native Americans. I'm white and would especially like to bring more indigenous permaculturists to the front of the classroom and collaborate with them from the very start of this idea phase. But who?

This area is also very near Missouri and Arkansas, so want to cast my inquiry net as wide as possible to make sure the teachers are not all white.

I've contacted the Indigenous Permaculture group based out of San Francisco, but their last posts are from years ago and the email bounced back

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Great idea for a project. I've always been interested in cultural anthropology. Have you found that many of their gardening/foraging/permaculture traditions have been preserved? The only Native American that I've know very well doesn't know anything about those things. He did learn to make drums and moccasins but wasn't taught as a child. I'm about 90 miles south of KC, MO. We aren't very culturally diverse, unfortunately.
 
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Kelda, have you been in touch with the Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative? I don't know if they specifically use the word "permaculture" but they seem to be doing a lot with tribal community gardens, a traditional seed saving initiative, and a lot of educational programs relating to their traditional foodways. If anybody in the tribal communities is explicitly doing permaculture, they would probably know about it and might be able to put you in touch.

That link above is to an article about the MFSI; their link is here: http://www.mvskokefood.org/
 
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Thanks Dan! Great tip, I'll follow up right away.
 
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