2022 Panels

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Filmmaker Panels

GATHER Q&A with A-dae Romero-Briones and Valerie Segrest

Thursday | September 29th, 6:30 PM | Virtual

Join us for a special and inspiring Q&A with Adae and Valerie to discuss what has transpired in the two years since the 2020 debut of GATHER, the James Beard award-winning documentary.

A-dae Romero-Briones

(Kiowa/Cochiti) Director of Programs-Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative

A-dae became Director of Programs – Native Agriculture and Food Systems in 2017, after first joining First Nations as Associate Director of Research and Policy for Native Agriculture. She formerly was the Director of Community Development for Pūlama Lāna‘i in Hawaii and is also the co-founder and former Executive Director of a nonprofit organization in Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico.

Valerie Segrest

An enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and co-founder of Tahoma Peak Solutions.

For more than a decade, Valerie has dedicated her work in the field of Nutrition and Human Health Science towards the efforts of the food sovereignty movement and catalyzing food security strategies rooted in education, awareness, and overcoming barriers to accessing traditional foods for Tribal communities throughout North America. By utilizing a community-based participatory research approach, she has worked to organize tribal community members in grassroots efforts toward strengthening sustainable food systems that are culturally relevant and nutritionally appropriate. She most recently served as NAAF’s Regional Director for Native Food and Knowledge Systems.