Emily and Robert Baldy, young siblings and members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, have been working together with their family and community to support food sovereignty on the reservation while embracing their tribal traditions.
“As Indian people we believe that our identity is in our natural resources,” Meagan Baldy says in the video above. She’s Emily and Robert’s mom as well as the district coordinator for the Klamath-Trinity Resource Conservation District, a tribal nonprofit.
Five years ago, San Francisco-based public radio station KQED profiled Meagan Baldy’s efforts to teach healthy cooking via her own YouTube channel — Cooking Healthy in Indian Country. Now her children are following in her footsteps.
The video, which highlights the Hoopa Community Garden, the local farmers’ market and the health benefits of the tribe’s traditional nutrition, was created as part of “2020: The Hunger Challenge,” an initiative from the nonprofit group Students Rebuild aimed at fighting hunger and malnutrition around the world.
For every artwork that participants create between now and June 5, 2020, the Bezos Family Foundation will make a donation to programs fighting hunger.