Growing Indigenous resilience

Nov. 28, 2023

Growing Indigenous Resilience

Produced by Arlene Islas

Michael Kotutwa Johnson represents the 250th generation of his Hopi ancestors who have farmed their homelands for at least 3,000 years.

"You're not only planting seeds, but you're planting yourself. You're also planting the next generation, too," Johnson says. "I think that's the thing that people tend to forget – it's not about raising plants, it's about raising people."

Hear how Johnson, an assistant specialist in Indigenous resilience within the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, helps tribal nations address challenges related to water, energy and food systems.

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