Rowen White

Rowen White is a seed keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and a passionate activist for indigenous seed and food sovereignty.

She serves as director and founder of Sierra Seeds, an innovative organic seed stewardship organization focusing on local seed and education that is based in Nevada City, California.

White is the national coordinator of the Indigenous Seed Keeper Network, an initiative of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at leveraging resources to support tribal food sovereignty projects. 

She has developed many curricula focusing on a holistic, indigenous, permaculture-based approach to seed stewardship which honors the many layers of seed culture. White teaches and facilitates creative seed stewardship immersions around the country within tribal and small farming communities, as well as offering an online distance learning seasonal mentorship called Seed Seva.

She weaves stories of seeds, food, culture, and sacred Earth stewardship on her blog, Seed Songs.