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A Lesson in Food Sovereignty: Women Lead the Way in Kuna Yala

A Lesson in Food Sovereignty: Women Lead the Way in Kuna Yala

We woke up early with the sun. The rain storm from the night before that had startled us at first with its ferocity, then lulled us back to sleep with its steady downpour on the tin roof, had subsided. With no running water and our boat waiting just a few feet away, our morning routine was cut down to the essentials. We shared a quick breakfast of coffee, bread and meat with our hosts on the small island of Corazón de Jesús in Kuna Yala, the territory of the indigenous Kuna people that stretches across 365 islands off the Caribbean coast of Panama. As we ate, Taina Hedman prepared us for the day’s journey. Learn More >


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