Decolonize! Four Real Food Reads Books for Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous peoples are at the forefront of so many of our critical movements for agroecology and food sovereignty, against extractive industries, and for a new green economy. In honor and celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, here are four of our favorite Real Food Reads books highlighting indigenous movements, knowledge, and foodways. Grab one and cozy up in your favorite reading chair; get in the kitchen cooking up some emancipatory food; or connect with your local Native, Indigenous, or First Nations community to take action in support of decolonizing our food systems and our planet (better yet, do all three!).  

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina GIlio-Whitaker 

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman 

Decolonize Your Diet: Mexican-American Plant-Based Recipes for Health and Healing by Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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