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Food Sovereignty & Subsistence

Food sovereignty and connection with foodways and subsistence can promote Indigenous health and wellness and

offset health and economic inequities. Foodways provide an important connection to family and cultural traditions. In these articles, we talk more about the role of food sovereignty and subsistence in communities.

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How Historical Oppression Undermines Indigenous Foodways, Health and Wellness

McKinley, C. E. & Jernigan, B. B. V. (2023). "I don't remember any of us … having diabetes or cancer": How historical oppression undermines Indigenous Foodways, Health, and Wellness. Food and Foodways, (31)1, 43-65. PMC9956020  

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Indigenist Foodways and Family Resilience 

McKinley, C. E. (2023). “Take care of your families, take care of one another”: Indigenist families and foodways. Family Relations.  

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Food Sovereignty & Women's Roles

McKinley, C. E., Liddell, J. L., Dynan, M., Salois, E. M., Rodning, C. B. (In Press). “I Need to Decolonize My Mind:” Food Sovereignty Promoting Female-Centered Balance, Reconnection, and Wellness. In Shukla, P. Settee, and N. K. Lincoln (Eds.) Indigenous Wisdom and Innovations for Sustainable Food Systems and Planetary Health. Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc. (Submitted 6.9.21). Revision due 10.15.22.

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Food Sovereignty, Food Deserts, & Subsistence Practices

Liddell, J. L., Kington, S. G., & McKinley, C. E. (2022). “You Got to Drive 30 Miles to Get an Apple”: Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Food Deserts, and Changing Subsistence Practices in the Gulf Coast, SN Social Sciences, 2 232.

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Historical Oppression and Indigenous Food Insecurity

*Liddell, J. L., *Kington, S., & McKinley, C. E. (2022). “We Live in a Very Toxic World": Changing Environmental Landscapes related to Indigenous Food Security. Studies in Social Justice.   

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Indigenist Foodways Fostering Health and Resilience

McKinley, C. E. & Walters, K, L. (2022). “It’s always about sharing, and caring, and loving, and giving”: Decolonized and transcendent Indigenist foodways fostering health and resilience. Adversity and Resilience Science. (Advance online publication December 26, 2022).  

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Subsistence, Physical Activity, &   Natural World

McKinley, C. E. (2022). “We were always doing something outside. … I had a wonderful, wonderful life”: U.S. Indigenous Peoples’ subsistence, physical activity, and the natural world. Social Science & Medicine: Qualitative Research in Health. 100170, 2667-3215.

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Family as Conduit to Promote Indigenous Foodways &
Cultural  Traditions

McKinley, C.E., Temple, C., Lesesne, R. S., & Rodning, C. (2020). Family as the conduit to promote Indigenous enculturation and wellness: “I wish I had learned earlier”: Food and cultural traditions. Journal of Evidenced- Based Social Work, 17(1), 1-23. PMC7055490

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Subsistence, Well-being, & Resilience

Burnette, C.E. Clark. B., & Rodning, C. B. (2018). “Living off the land”: How subsistence promotes well-being and resilience among Indigenous Peoples of the U.S. Southeast. Social Service Review, 92(3), 369-400. PMC6407868

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