Up until the 1930's, when the Indian agent started to impose the Indian Act on our people, we were growing and producing our own food. Oneidas were masters of organic farming in the pre pesticide farming world. They had better knowledge of how to sow, grow and harvest than the newcomers to North America. As the custodians of this land Oneidas were extremely hard working and were sought out by Canadian farmers for both their hard work and skills. Returning to Food Sovereignty for Oneida will allow our community not only control over the way food is produced, traded and consumed but lead us to nationhood. It will create a food system that is designed to help people and the environment rather than make profits for multinational corporations. The profits will contribute exclusively to growing our Oneida economy.