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Top References

  • First Nations Development Institute food sovereignty questionnaire is one useful tool for the dreaming process.

  • Suggested Citation: Bell-Sheeter, Alicia, Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool, Fredericksburg, VA: First Nations Development Institute, 2004.

Hispano & Native American Farmers in New Mexico

  • Biocultural Crops. Sabores Sin Fronteras.

  • Renewing the Food Traditions of Chile Pepper Nation: Native Species & Heirloom Varieties for Ecological, Recovery, Cultural Revival & Culinary Celebration, Edited & introduced by Gary Paul Nabhan, Center for Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona University. Published by Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.


  • New Mexico Acequia Association

  • The Acequia Institute

  • Acequias Fact Sheet, NCRA, October 2006

  • Acequia Culture: Historic Irrigated Landscapes of New Mexico, Cultura de las Acequias: Paisajes historicos en el regadio Nueva Mexicano, Jose A. Rivera (University of New Mexico) and Luis Pablo Martinez (Conselleria de Cultura I Educacio, Generalitat Valenciana)

  • Second National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit – Summit II, Resource Paper Series, October 23, 2002, Environmental Justice and Sustainable Agriculture: Linking Ecological and Social Sides of Sustainability, Devon G. Pena.

  • 2007 Census of Agriculture. 2009. American Indian Reservations. Volume 2. Subject Series, Part 5. AC-07-S-5. USDA.

Native American

  • Tribal Cooperative Extension: This priority seeks to expand the development of five Tribal Centers focusing on agriculture, health, natural resources and intercultural youth education (2007 legislature provided funding for two positions for Crownpoint and Shiprock).  Funds would provide for five Cooperative Extension agents and services would focus specifically on Tribal community needs.  Five communities include: Shiprock, Crownpoint, Laguna/Acoma area, Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, and Eight Northern Pueblos to serve these and surrounding Tribal communities.

  • SAGE Council. Sonny Weahkee or Malcolm Bowekaty.

Agricultural Justice

  • Analysis of Farm Labor Contracting in New Mexico by Rhonda Skaggs. Chile Task Force

  • The Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice

  • Colonias Development Council

  • Concerned Citizens of Wagon Mound and Mora County

  • Kalpulli Izkalli

  • Sacred Alliances for Grassroots Equality

  • New Mexico Environmental Law Center

  • Southwest Research and Information Center

  • Food First, Institute for Food and Development Policy.

  • Biocultural Crops of New Mexico


Crop / Food Region
Amaranth 'Hopi Red Dye' Arid Lowlands
Amaranth, Mexican grain Navajo
Amarillo Del Norte bean Southern Rockies
Anasazi beans Colorado Plateau
Apples Southern Rockies
Apricots Southern Rockies
Barley Southern Rockies
Blue corn All NM tribes
Bolita beans Colorado Plateau
Chicos NM
Chile Arid Lowland, So. Rockies
Chiltipin Chile Arid Lowlands
Cholla Arid Lowlands
Concho corn Navajo & Apache
Fava bean Southern Rockies
Garbanzo bean Southern Rockies
Grapes (domesticated) So. Rockies/Arid Lowlands
Grapes (Wild) NM
Hackberry So. Rockies/ Col. Plateau
Lentils Southern Rockies
Medlar Southern Rockies
Mesquite Arid Lowlands
Native Tomatillo So. Rockies/ Col. Plateau
New Mexico peas NM
NM native chile Southern Rockies
Oats Southern Rockies
Onions Arid Lowlands
Panic Grass Arid Lowlands
Peaches Southern Rockies
Pears Southern Rockies
Penasco Cheese squash Southern Rockies
Piki bread All Pueblos
Pinyon NM
Quince Southern Rockies
Rio Zape Bean Colorado Plateau
Santo Domingo casaba melon Southern Rockies
Sunflower (Wild) Central Plains
Taos pea Southern Rockies
Taos red bean Southern Rockies
Three leaf Sumac High plains, Arid LL, Cent. Plns
Truchas Lumbroso Southern Rockies
Wenks yellow hot pepper Arid Lowlands
Wheat So. Rockies / So. Plains
White Posole
Ari Lowlands