The Cultural Conservancy
The Cultural Conservancy (TCC) protects, revitalizes and uplifts Indigenous knowledge and traditions on ancestral lands throughout the Americas and Pacific. Founded in 1985, TCC supports Indigenous communities through diverse community-based projects, including revitalization of Indigenous languages, protection of Indigenous knowledge and food sovereignty, youth-Elder cultural exchanges, and empowerment of Indigenous women. TCC also produces a variety of media based in Indigenous principles and values, weaving together stories and wisdom. In 2019, TCC began stewarding Heron Shadow, a 7.6 acre property in the ancestral territories of Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo peoples of Northern California, which provides a haven for conservation and regeneration of Indigenous agriculture, sciences and lifeways.
Indigenous-run Nonprofit Hopes To Reconnect With Land, Food, Culture on Sebastopol Farm
Heron Shadow Farm allows Indigenous people in the Bay Area to ground themselves by returning to their roots.
The Cultural Conservancy Preserves Indigenous Tradition, Food Cultivation
Sara Moncada, CEO of the Cultural Conservancy, is dedicated to preserving Indigenous tradition by harvesting crops native to the land.
This Nonprofit is Providing Native American Communities With Access to Nutrient-Dense, Culturally Affirming Foods—and It's Helping People Eat Healthier
The Cultural Conservancy supports Native Americans in eating well, indigenous style, by focusing on the protection and revitalization of Indigenous cultures and ancestral lands.
From Soil to Sky: Mending the Circle of Our Native Food Systems
Melissa Nelson and Maya Harjo share how The Cultural Conservancy supports Native communities in cultivating the medicines of the land and honoring their cultural resilience.
Decolonizing the Way We Eat
Being in living relationship with our food is a practiced awareness and a crucial cultural foundation of indigeneity, the loss of which has been a disastrous legacy of colonialism.