Meet A-dae Romero-Briones, she’s a lawyer and food policy expert who works to preserve and support Native American food systems and projects through her role as the director of the Native Agriculture and Food Systems program for the First Nations Development Institute.
She’s also an executive producer of Gather, a film that documents the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty. Through her career and numerous degrees, A-dae’s written extensively about food safety and the protection of tribal traditional foods.
Our conversation with A-dae covers her childhood on her grandparents farm in Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, the importance of story in connecting with the land, and our changing relationships with time and attention span. Listen to her interview here or on your favorite podcasting app, and then check out her guide below.