Snapshot from the Field: Tohono O’odham Community Action’s Project Oidag

On a recent visit to the Tahono O’odham Nation in southeast Arizona, WhyHunger’s Brooke Smith met up with Tohono O’odham Community Action’s Project Oidag Coordinator, Amy Juan for a quick interview.

“Farming’s really not that hard. It’s a family effort. It’s a community effort. Once you have that community support it’s easy and it’s fun and it provides so many avenues for wellness not just physically but spiritually. It’s really a healing tool for the community.” — Amy Juan, Project Oidag Coordinator

Tohono O’odham Community Action (TOCA) is a community-based organization in Sells, AZ dedicated to creating a healthy, sustainable, and culturally vital community on the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Lorrie Clevenger