Seed of Knowledge

May 11th, 2014

An Interview with indigenous leader Saundi McClain-Kloeckner.

With Saundi McClain-Kloeckner

Indigenous medicine and foodways are a living practice of stories, sovereignty and tradition that are closely cycled with land and water. From foraging to gardening and seed saving, the practice of these traditions becomes embedded in the land and shared with each subsequent generation. In this interview with Saundi McClain-Kloeckener we get a glimpse of an immersive life practice of becoming as belonging. At the urban crossroads of the Midwest near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, reclaiming an erased and transient indigenous culture is an effort both cultivated and pursued though intertribal knowledge-exchange. The emergent community works to construct territory and tradition reflecting values such as inclusivity, diversity and conservation.