Program Director, Traditional Native American Farmers Association
Clayton Brascoupe , Mohawk / Anishnabeg/ life long gardener / farmer, began working on family subsistence garden and commercial farms at age 13. Clayton has worked with Akwesasne Notes, at the time was the largest Native Newspaper, with distribution nationally and internationally. Currently farming with family at Pueblo of Tesuque New Mexico, USA Clayton and wife Margaret named their farm Four Sisters Farm after their 4 daughters, where they grow traditional and heirloom crops for food and seed. Clayton is a founding member of and Program Director of the Traditional Native American Farmers Association (TNAFA) a non-profit inter-tribal association of Indigenous farmers, gardeners, educators, and health professionals. TNAFA’s mission is “to revitalize traditional agriculture for spiritual and human need”. Program director of TNAFA develops educational programs to engage Native youth, women, current farmers and those who wish to learn.