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Indigenous Consultant and Farmer

Alicia Thompson

Alicia Thompson (she/her) is the New Mexico organizer for the National Young Farmers Coalition. She identifies as a Navajo woman – her maternal clan is Towering House. Alicia is currently located near the base of the sacred Mount Taylor, in the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico. She completed her graduate education at Northern Arizona University with studies focused around Indigenous food ways and integrating that into Indigenous environmental management. Her work is guided by her mentors in the Applied Indigenous Studies department, School of Forestry and those working directly in Indigenous communities to strengthen Indigenous food sovereignty and food security. Alicia is a landless farmer with chickens, honeybees, and a native plants and foods nursery, and she is currently building a food forest demonstration garden using Indigenous permaculture and traditional knowledge. Alicia is an Indigenous consultant who provides guidance on working with tribal partners, and guidance for tribes in native nation building strategies

Areas of Expertise

Farmer, Creative, Advocacy

Company/Organization/Affiliation

National Young Farmers Coaltion

Publications / Website Link

Address: Seama, New Mexico
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