Eastern Woodlands Rematriation

Eastern Woodlands Rematriation (EWR) is boldly reclaiming the right to food and relationship to the earth for indigenous peoples. We initiate and help sustain existing community-led food and medicine projects across tribal communities in the Northeast. EWR prioritizes collective leadership and is led entirely by indigenous womxn and two-spirits. From our initial formation, we intentionally decentralize power to raise up folx as experts in their respective communities. Our collective decision-making, community organizing, and collective cultivation practices align with matriarchal principles of earth-centered stewardship. We are restoring polycultural food systems and local fisheries, assuring transmission of traditional medicine and foodways while reengaging spiritual foundations of our livelihoods. We embrace agroecology and anti-oppression/anti-violence frameworks as a pathway to food sovereignty and the rebuilding of indigenous agro-economies.

Grantee Information

Website(s): https://www.facebook.com/EWRematriation/
Year(s) Awarded: 2021