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Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson, a member of the Hopi Tribe in Northern Arizona, serves as the Native American Agriculture Fund’s (NAAF) Program Officer. Dr. Johnson holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Arizona. Previously, Dr. Johnson was a Natural Resource District Conservationist assigned to the Hopi Reservation for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Throughout his academic and professional career, Dr. Johnson has given extensive lectures on Hopi dryland farming– a practice of his people for over two millennia. Dr. Johnson has also published scholarly papers on Indigenous conservation and agriculture-related issues. He has recently been asked to co-author the Indigenous chapter for the National Climate Assessment Five to be released in 2023.
Indigenous Agriculture and Stewardship