Point32Health Foundation has awarded the Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust a two-year grant to support the Indigenous Food Sovereignty work in Southern Rhode Island and Connecticut. Program activities include building backyard gardens for Indigenous families and then training the families in caring for the gardens using traditional practices. The initiative is the brainchild of Musquant Nompashim Netas, leader of the Ninigret Nehantic Nahaganset Clan and Chief Sequan Pijaki, Chairman of the Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe.
Point32Health Foundation works with communities to support, advocate and advance healthier lives for everyone, building upon a tradition of service and giving at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan.
“We are grateful for this new partnership with Point32Health and look forward to building a more equitable food system together,” says Chief Sequan Pijaki.