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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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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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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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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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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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