Opening Keynote Speaker | Association of American Indian Farmers
Kara Brewer Boyd is President of the Association of American Indian Farmers which provides advocacy and technical assistance to American Indian farmers and ranchers, an advisor for the Native Organizers Alliance, and co-founder of Indigenous Cultural Ways. She was appointed to a Legislative Committee to address Indian Children Welfare laws and concerns of American Indian families. Formerly, Kara served as Executive Director of the Metrolina Native American Association, Member of the North Carolina Indian Child Welfare Standing Committee, and Board Member of the United Tribes of North Carolina. Kara also serves as the NBFA Event and Program Coordinator, a group who’s proven success in entering Memorandums of Understanding with the US Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Kara and her husband John Boyd, Jr., President of the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA), has spent over 30 years advocating for civil rights and social justice while trying to retain and increase land ownership for minority farmers. In 2019, the Boyds purchased an additional 1,000-acre farm with 5 documented Indian Village sites on the Roanoke River in Virginia (ancestral homeland of the Saponi Tribe). Kara then created Saponi Ventures, LLC and secured a VA Hemp Growers License. Her 1st hemp crop was grown using regenerative agriculture practices.
Session Time: Wednesday, January 25, 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Presentation Title: The Land Was Made For You And Me