A native Peruvian Indigenous scholar, Dr. Mariaelena Huambachano, is Assistant Professor at Syracuse University helping to build the Global Indigenous Cultures and Environmental Justice Department and Center. Dr. Huambachano’s research and teaching are rooted in an interdisciplinary approach to Indigenous Studies, Environmental Studies, and Sustainable Development. These areas encompass food and climate justice, environmental governance, agroecology, public policy, community-driven development, traditional ecological knowledge, and decolonizing methodologies. Her upcoming book, “Recovering our Ancestral Foodways: Indigenous Traditions as a Recipe for Living Well, is a celebration of the lore of Quechua and Māori and of the worlds’ Indigenous peoples in safeguarding food systems, innovation, practices, and, ultimately, the well-being of humankind.