Indigenous Agricultural Models can have an impact on how the world views the future of agriculture.
Vena A’dae Romero-Briones (Cochiti/Kiowa) is the Director of Community Development for Pulama Lana’i, an “island community driven by economic diversity, powered by renewable energy, and marked by rich cultural and natural resources.” She previously worked for First Nations Development Institute and The Indigenous Food and Agricultural Initiative. In 2015, she was recognized by President Barack Obama as a White House Champion of Change in Agriculture. She currently serves a five-year term on the National Organics Standards Board. A’dae graduated with an advanced law degree (LLM) in Food and Agriculture law as a Fulbright Scholar from the University of Arkansas. She also holds a JD from Arizona State University and a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
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