At some point in the very near future, if it’s not too late already, we are going to have to listen to the ancient wisdom of the worlds foundation nations is we are to meaningfully address disaster we face as a result of our dominant, exploitative and extractive economic models. The foundation people have lived in harmony with the land for aeons, they have lived with a deep and personal understanding of the life that is Gaia.

Denisa Livingston, a Diné woman from New Mexico, is the Slow Food International Councillor for the Indigenous Network in the Global North. Last fall at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in Turin, Denisa spoke about what Slow Food means in the Native North American context, and what the Diné community is doing to overcome the effects of colonization on their food culture.

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