Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative works to enable the Mvskoke people and their neighbors to provide for their food and health needs now and in the future through sustainable agriculture, economic development, community involvement, cultural and educational programs.

Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative (MFSI) is a grassroots, Native American led organization located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, capitol of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.  The Mvskoke people were indigenous to what is now the Southeast United States and are an American Indian federally recognized tribe.  Mvskoke food heritage and traditions goes back in time long before the Trail of Tears forced them to Oklahoma. For centuries the Mvskoke maintained a successful agriculture based culture that sustained large populations living in towns along the rivers and creeks (so European settlers called them “Creek Indians”).  Today these cultures still exist as the Muscogee, Seminole, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee and Yuchi tribes.

MFSI works to enable the Mvskoke people and their neighbors to provide for their food and health needs now and in the future through sustainable agriculture, economic development, community involvement, cultural and educational programs.  As a healthy hood champion, MFSI worked with Muscogee (Creek) Nation to establish a Food & Fitness Policy Council to promote tribal food sustainability.  The Council meets once a month to forward a policy agenda for food sovereignty, and have worked to raise awareness around childhood obesity.

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