Ikoots Traditional Foods Baskets San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca
We all know that climate change is impacting Indigenous communities—especially coastal Indigenous communities with sea level rise, ocean acidification, and warming of our oceans. This coupled with the pandemic makes our coastal Indigenous communities more vulnerable. However, it also makes us more resilient. In San Mateo del Mar (a coastal Indigenous community), a collective of artisans , Manos del Mar, is leading the traditional Ikoots food basket initiative. The Ikoots people (or people of the Sea) can receive a basket of traditional foods for $25 USD.
With this community micro-grant, 15 baskets will be distributed to families of the San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca.
This project addresses food sovereignty and security that is essential to address as a result of climate change and the current pandemic that is impacting Indigenous communities the most.