Navajo Nation Report Raises Concerns on ‘Food Sovereignty’

Read the original article from Al Jazeera

The Diné Food Sovereignty Report, the most extensive exploration to date on the nation’s food supply, is scheduled for release next week by the Navajo think tank the Diné Policy Institute (DPI). The study reveals that 63 percent of 230 Navajo people surveyed receive some kind of government food subsidy such as food stamps.

Almost 40 percent said people in their community don’t “get enough food on a daily basis,” and 60 percent say there are foods they need or want but can’t find on the reservation.

The survey pool spanned areas in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, and is the largest survey taken in the Navajo Nation.

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