Explore the TOP 10 Native Lands of the FSTI 2020!

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By Aude K. Chesnais

About the TOP 10 Dashboard

We created this dashboard 1) to show the top 10 highest ranking lands of the FSTI 2020 and 2) to explore their profiles and characteristics, and observe possible explanations for their high score. Evidently, the sample is too small to make any kind of statistically significant inferences, but it is a first step towards identifying possible trends. We collected additional social-demographic, historical, economic and geographic data for these top ranking lands to complete their FSTI characteristics. It is striking to realize that these territories vary greatly across all variables, which raises very important questions for native food sovereignty and food policy-making on US native land. These figures show that the commonly held assumptions about the effects of market economy, population density and geography on food-systems are greatly insufficient to explain why these territories seem to have the greatest food sovereignty on US native land. Yet, many food policies are based on such measures. More research is critically needed to better identify what most impacts food-systems and best inform tribal decision-making.

How does it work?

  • Look at the TOP 10 ranking in the right end corner of the dashboard
  • Select the land you are interested in
  • Look at raw units details for each indicator for selected lands
  • Hover over the mapview to see lands’ social-economic and geographic profiles
  • Have a look at the jitter plot at the bottom of the dashboard to explore the relative data distribution of the TOP 10 within each indicator

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