Building Resilient Food Systems in Local Communities: Lessons from the Ojibwe

Concurrent Sessions 2: 10:30 am – 11:45 am, Wednesday, September 22, 2021

This methodologically diverse panel investigates community-based food production, relationships to national and global food systems, and culturally appropriate climate resilience. Analysts with the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission describe efforts to incorporate wild-harvested traditional foods into federal food regulatory regimes and culturally appropriate resilience planning. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics then evaluate normative arguments for increased local control over food production and distribution in US communities.


  • Brian Hutler, Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University


  • Philomena Kebec, Policy Analyst, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
  • Robert Croll, Policy Analyst/Climate Change Program Coordinator, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
  • Sara Smith, Midwest Tribal Resilience Liaison, College of Menominee Nation – Sustainable Development Institute, Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center