On April 9th, Ona Balkus of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) joined Sonlatsa Jim-Martin of the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) Project on Eating Matters, a radio show dedicated to talking about the food policy issues that shape our everyday experiences of growing, buying, cooking and eating food. They spoke with host Kim Kessler and assistant producer Talia Ralph about improving the food system on the Navajo Nation, which faces some of the worst health outcomes in the US. Ona and Sonlatsa discussed their collaborative efforts to mobilize community members, increase access to healthy foods, and foster food sovereignty on the Navajo Nation.
FLPC has been working with COPE and food advocates on Navajo Nation to create a food policy toolkit tailored to the issues facing Navajo Nation. This toolkit will be released this spring.