Beach Walk 236 OTR – The Solutions Are Within Us

It is World Food Day, to help feed the hungry. Meet two friends from Zuni Pueblo talking about seeds of life.

For those of you who are new here, I usually walk the beach with my dog Lexi in Hawai’i. But I am on the road traveling for my job, so you get to come along with me! I like to think of Beach Walks as much as an attitude as a place. A place where we explore the edges of the known world, and think differently.

I have known Lea and Hayes Lewis for 20 years. Lea is a visionary whose Zuni Wellness Center programs single-handedly changed the treatment of diabetes in Indian Country. Hayes is a Harvard graduate and community leader who has worked with tribal communities around the world to preserve land and language. They just returned from the Symposium for Sustainable Food and Seed Sovreignty at Tesuque Pueblo here in Northern New Mexico.

Zuni (Ashiwi) Pueblo
John C. Mohawk
Winona LaDuke
Institute of American Indian Arts
World Food Day

From Andy Carvin:, the blog of the United Nations World Food Programme, recently announced the launch of what they’re calling the Walk the World Viral Video Contest. The idea is simple. They’re looking for people to produce a short video (120 seconds or less) offering an upbeat message that spreads the world about ending child hunger by the year 2015.

Hawaiian words
ʻAnoʻano: seed
Pōloli” hungry

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  1. Nice seeing Lea again. Lea was living and working in Hawaii when Rox and I came on my first visit to the islands around 6 years ago.

    It was on that trip, having just stepped off the airplane and while walking through the airport that I boldly declared, “I’m moving here.” And we did 18 months later!