Eastern Woodland Rematriation Collective
Our collective purpose is to mobilize folx at the grassroots level to decolonize our current food, economic, and political systems and reconnect spiritually, mentally, and physically to the natural systems of which we belong. We prioritize the return of Native womxn and youth to traditional territories and relationships with the earth. We embrace agroecology and anti-oppression/anti-violence frameworks as a pathway to food sovereignty and the rebuilding of indigenous economies. As an emerging Collective, we are still very much in the process of building community with one another and exploring the best ways to support our needs as womxn, mothers, culture bearers, land keepers, two-spirits and medicine people. We come together from our respective communities with a wealth of resources and knowledge and will spend the coming year in practice (cultivating foods and medicine) while pooling those resources together and building capacity towards a worker-owned cooperative.The overarching goal of this project is to sustain the work we advanced over the past two years in (a) decolonizing indigenous food systems of the northeast; (b) healing impacted indigenous womxn and youth through food cultivation and access to land; and (c) centering indigenous food sovereignty on national and international platforms through our involvement in the People’s Agroecology Process.