Monique Verdin

Monique Verdin is an interdisciplinary storyteller, citizen of the Houma Nation and director of the Land Memory Bank & Seed Exchange, responding to the complex interconnectedness of environment, economics, culture, climate, and change across the Gulf South. Monique is currently working to support the Okla Hina Ikhish Holo, a network of Indigenous southeastern gardeners, to grow food and medicine sovereignty in the lower Mississippi River Delta, and is a member of the Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative, co-producer/subject of the documentary My Louisiana Love, and co-author of Return to Yakni Chitto: Houma Migrations.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2022