Further Study

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 / FoodRegion
Amaranth ‘Hopi Red Dye’Arid Lowlands
Amaranth, Mexican grainNavajo
Amarillo Del Norte beanSouthern Rockies
Anasazi beansColorado Plateau
ApplesSouthern Rockies
ApricotsSouthern Rockies
BarleySouthern Rockies
Blue cornAll NM tribes
Bolita beansColorado Plateau
ChileArid Lowland, So. Rockies
Chiltipin ChileArid Lowlands
ChollaArid Lowlands
Concho cornNavajo & Apache
Fava beanSouthern Rockies
Garbanzo beanSouthern Rockies
Grapes (domesticated)So. Rockies/Arid Lowlands
Grapes (Wild)NM
HackberrySo. Rockies/ Col. Plateau
LentilsSouthern Rockies
MedlarSouthern Rockies
MesquiteArid Lowlands
Native TomatilloSo. Rockies/ Col. Plateau
New Mexico peasNM
NM native chileSouthern Rockies
OatsSouthern Rockies
OnionsArid Lowlands
Panic GrassArid Lowlands
PeachesSouthern Rockies
PearsSouthern Rockies
Penasco Cheese squashSouthern Rockies
Piki breadAll Pueblos
QuinceSouthern Rockies
Rio Zape BeanColorado Plateau
Santo Domingo casaba melonSouthern Rockies
Sunflower (Wild)Central Plains
Taos peaSouthern Rockies
Taos red beanSouthern Rockies
Three leaf SumacHigh plains, Arid LL, Cent. Plns
Truchas LumbrosoSouthern Rockies
Wenks yellow hot pepperArid Lowlands
WheatSo. Rockies / So. Plains
White PosoleAri Lowlands