As knowledge about the constellating set of environmental and social crises stemming from the neoliberal global food regime becomes more popularized among US consumers, it has brought Indigenous actors asserting their political sovereignty and treaty rights into new collaborations and contestations with settlers and marginalized U.S. residents in emerging food politics domains. Through my dissertation research, I examined food system re-localization projects in Coast Salish territories in South Puget Sound, locating them in ongoing histories of settler territorialization that simultaneously disavow and presuppose the elimination of Indigenous sovereignties and futurities. My research examined the relationships of varied alternative food projects to settler colonial ideology and governance, as well as to tribal sovereignties. 

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