Chasing the Dream: Jamie Holding Eagle

Jun 24, 2016

Poverty is the type of problem that has numerous causes and consequences, and needs a multi-pronged approach for solutions.

In poverty-stricken areas, access to affordable, healthy food is a major issue – one that goes on to cause more issues, like diabetes from a chronic consumption of unhealthy food.

Jamie Holding Eagle studies public health. She’s in a master’s degree program at NDSU. She’s particularly interested in food, and the barriers to healthy food.

She works to grow ancestral food – the traditional food of America’s indigenous peoples, and educate people who didn’t grow up eating that way on how to prepare it.

She visited with Prairie Public’s Ashley Thornberg.

Elementary school garden that Jamie helped establish.