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A New Bill Could Help Protect the Sacred Seeds of Indigenous People

Clayton Brascoupé has farmed in the red-brown foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains for more than 45 years. A Mohawk-Anishnaabe originally from a New York reservation, Brascoupé married into the Pueblo of Tesuque tribe and has since planted at least 60 varieties of corns, beans, squashes, and other heirloom crops grown for millennia by the area’s Native Americans.

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10/21/2019

article Why a Cree woman from Saskatchewan and her Scottish husband care for cattle on P.E.I.
(North Canada) -- When Laurianne MacMillan was 16 years old hitch hiking from Saskatchewan to Vancouver in the early '70s, she would never have guessed she would one...

10/18/2019

article This Bill Would Preserve Native American Seeds
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill recently introduced into Congress would help protect Native American seeds and their history. The bill, called the Native American Seeds...

10/16/2019

article An intertribal teaching farm and cultural center grows in Graton
(California) -- The Cultural Conservancy, a Native-led non-profit based in San Francisco, is in the early stages of developing an intertribal biocultural center in...

10/13/2019

article A New Bill Could Help Protect the Sacred Seeds of Indigenous People
(New Mexico) -- Clayton Brascoupé has farmed in the red-brown foothills of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains for more than 45 years. A Mohawk-Anishnaabe...
article Dream of wild health
(Minnesota) -- Dream of Wild Health works to restore health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods,...
article Food truck serves up Native American cuisine
(Michigan) -- The multicolored ears of corn often seen hanging on doors in the fall have a tastier use. Eva Menefee and her husband, Robin, use the colorful corn to make...

10/11/2019

article The 'Sioux Chef' Highlights Indigenous Foods
(Florida) -- Sean Sherman is a Minnesota-based chef on a mission to revitalize Native American cooking and culture. His cookbook, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous...

10/10/2019

article Chefs turn back time for Indigenous dinner
(Manitoba) -- The Exchange District is home to a unique pop-up dinner concept this month with Ishkode, a dining experience celebrating Indigenous cuisine. Five seatings...

10/9/2019

article A New Bill Could Help Protect the Sacred Seeds of Indigenous People
(Washington D.C.) -- Clayton Brascoupé has farmed in the red-brown foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains for more than 45 years. A Mohawk-Anishnaabe...
article A Native-inspired café opens at Burke Museum. There will be frybread
(Washington) -- You can’t miss the Off the Rez food truck with its bright blue and purple mural. Inside, Cecilia Rikard is cooking up Swiss chard and collard...
article New Museum Café Spotlights Native American Cooking in Washington State
(Washington) -- When Cecilia Rikard and Mark McConnell first started serving frybread tacos from their turquoise truck in 2011, they were trying to fill a hole in...
article Utah Indigenous Peoples Day dinner will showcase ancient superfood
(Utah) -- Guests at Utah’s Third Annual Indigenous Dinner won’t be served a typical steak and potatoes dinner. The menu for the Oct. 14 event includes bison...

10/7/2019

article “Green Corn & Sacred Fire - Indigenous Ceremonies Of Resistance”
(New Mexico) -- On Espejos de Aztlán, we´ll speak about the EcoLiteracy Project at the University of New Mexico with Dr. Michelle Hall Kells and with Dr. Rachel C...

10/6/2019

article Preserving Native Food Traditions
(Minnesota) -- Sean Sherman was 13 years old when he started working in restaurants. He started as a busboy, but by 27, he was an executive chef in a restaurant in...

10/3/2019

article BURTON: Multigenerational connection supports food sovereignty
(Montana) -- In academic and professional circles, food sovereignty is often referred to as a “framework of decolonization and self-determination, revitalizing...

10/1/2019

article Tribal members aim to cultivate healthy future with gardens
(Connecticut) -- In his mind's eye, Daniel Menihan Jr. sees a time when backyard vegetable gardens dot the Mashantucket Pequot reservation, their yields nourishing...

9/30/2019

article To David Chang, the ‘ethnic’ food aisle is racist. Others say it’s convenient.
(USA) -- To millions of shoppers, the supermarket is just a place to stock up on produce and pantry staples to keep the family fed. But to others, especially children of...

9/27/2019

article Family's Indian corn keeps an ear toward history
(North Dakota) -- Mary Graner bent down a barbed-wire fence and waded into 10-foot stalks in her family's cornfield. The Huff-area farmer and rancher reached up to...

9/26/2019

article National Food Sovereignty Summit hosted by Oneida Nation
(Wisconsin) -- The Indian Health Service reports the death rate of Native Americans with diabetes is almost double the general U.S. population. That's partly due to...

9/25/2019

article Tradition, environmental health central to Swinomish tribe's first foods project
(Washington) -- From watching for camas flowers to bloom in the spring to seeing salmon return in the fall, indigenous groups including the Swinomish Indian Tribal...
article Indigiearth brings gourmet bush tucker to the table
(Australia) -- For many Australians food is the centre of celebration, bringing together family, friends and loved ones. Ngemba Weilwan woman, Sharon Winsor is bringing...
article BLOG: Indigenous Medicine– From Illegal to Integral
(Worldwide) -- In the 2020 Summer Olympics, we will undoubtedly see large, red circles down the arms and backs of many Olympians. These spots are a side-effect of...
article DOOLEY: Seeds of Change: How Cora Baker and Dream of Wild Health shaped the future of Native foods by preserving the past
(Minnesota) -- At the farmers market on the corner of Franklin and 15th in Minneapolis, you’ll find more than the season’s bounty of farm-fresh produce. Here, youth in...

9/24/2019

article Phase 2 of innovative food forest in Muskeg Lake Cree Nation starts with community wide event
(Saskatchewan) -- Over the weekend, from Saturday, September 21st to Sunday, September 22nd, 2019, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation continued with the second phase of its...

9/23/2019

article First Nations talk healthy food at Food Sovereignty Summit
(Wisconsin) -- Farmers, ranchers, businesses, and tribal leaders talk food at the Food Sovereignty Summit. First Nations Development Institute a non-profit led by Native...

9/21/2019

article Native American foods takes center stage at Duluth's first Indigenous Foods Expo
(Minnesota) -- Duluth is hosting its first Indigenous Foods Expo on Saturday. The event will feature live music, food and cooking demonstrations for all ages. It's...

9/20/2019

article Native American foods takes center stage at Duluth's first Indigenous Foods Expo
(Minnesota) -- Duluth is hosting its first Indigenous Foods Expo on Saturday. The event will feature live music, food and cooking demonstrations for all ages. It's...

9/12/2019

article The power of 'ch'ishie': Farmer Tyrone Thompson wants the rez to feed itself
(Arizona) -- Goopy clay oozes between Tyrone Thompson’s toes, making sort of a rhythmic squishy sound with each step. His wife, Felicia, adds more water to the mix...

9/11/2019

article Tocabe Partners with the American Indian College Fund to Raise Money for Native American Scholars
(Colorado) -- Native American cuisine is not something you can find in every city. Sure you might come across some Indian fry bread every once in a while but authentic...

9/10/2019

article Global trade of tree seeds can introduce harmful pests
(Worldwide) -- The trade of forest tree seeds is, on a global scale, not as safe as previously believed. Researchers from CABI and, among other institutions, the Swiss...
article Sustainable food the theme on menu at popular food forum
(Ireland) -- Aboriginal chefs Luke Bourke, Dave Gray, Josh Moore and Samuel Bourke of Sydney’s Rockpool Restaurant, after their arrival at Cork Airport in advance...

9/9/2019

article Tocabe and American Indian Scholarship Fund Present a Night of Indigenous Food
(Colorado) -- Eleven years ago, Ben Jacobs and Matt Chandra launched Tocabe at 3536 West 44th Avenue, Denver's only American Indian restaurant at the time. That...
article BLOG: Soybean School: Exploring growth differences between Manitoba and Ontario
(Ontario) -- A University of Manitoba masters student has found the major difference between growing soybeans in Ontario versus Manitoba is how long it takes to flower.

9/5/2019

article Cafe Ohlone: The back of a Berkeley bookstore hides a restaurant specializing in local indigenous cuisine.
(California) -- The city of Berkeley is home to Chez Panisse, the Alice Waters restaurant widely credited with spreading the gospel of sourcing and celebrating local,...
article Will Wild Rice Really Save The Great Lakes?
(Michigan) -- A federal grant program called the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has been portrayed by politicians and the media as vital for improving the quality of...

9/4/2019

article Arizona Millennial Farmers Keep Industry Moving Forward
(Arizona) -- The median age of a farmer in Arizona is somewhere between 55 and 64 years old. This is a nationwide trend as farmers get older and fewer young people go...

9/3/2019

article Take classes led by some of the world’s biggest culinary names this fall
(Massachusetts) -- When he’s not opening world-class restaurant around the U.S., chef and 2018 Humanitarian of the Year José Andrés is usually making headlines for...
press release American Indian Community Housing Organization to host Duluth’s first Indigenous Foods Expo
(Minnesota) -- In a community wide effort to increase knowledge and resources, access to, and reclaim cultural food sovereignty practices, the American Indian Community...

8/31/2019

article Heirloom garden touts Cherokee botanical traditions
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Heirloom Garden and Native Plant Site was filled with trees, flowers, vegetables and history as visitors walked and learned on...

8/30/2019

article Winnebago Tribe celebrates opening of farmers market on reservation
(Nebraska) -- Winnebago residents know where to find Cassie Kitcheyan’s Native arts and craft supplies shop. Right across from the school, just off the highway....
article Brazil is the world's largest beef exporter — here's why eating meat is linked to the Amazon fires
(Brazil) -- The Amazon rainforest continues to burn at a record rate: more than 80,000 fires have been recorded this year, over an 80% increase of the total number of...

8/29/2019

article Tribal ranches: too much or not enough?
(Indian Country) -- When it comes to raising livestock, the Navajos have long been victims of their own success. After the Long Walk, the government issued the tribe 30,...
article Duped In The Deli Aisle? 'No Nitrates Added' Labels Are Often Misleading
(USA) -- Packing a turkey sandwich in your kid's lunchbox, or serving up bacon or hot dogs? When shopping for processed meats, many health-conscious consumers look...

8/27/2019

article Firekeepers Casino donating homegrown fresh produce to schools
(Michigan) -- Firekeepers Casino is making a difference in their community by making sure schools have access to fresh local produce. Their goal is to have donate ten...

8/26/2019

article This Centuries-Old Geoduck Shell May Rewrite the Rules About Who Can Harvest the Fancy Clam
(British Columbia) -- Whatever Hollywood may have led people to believe about the glamor and intrigue of archaeology, in practice it is a slow science. A sliver of brown...
article “Like Gold to Us”: Native American Nations Struggle to Protect Wild Rice
(Wisconsin) -- When Dylan Jennings, a member of the Bad River Band of the Ojibwe, was a child, he and his family loaded up on canoes to prowl the waters of northern...

8/22/2019

article Native American Food Truck Off the Rez Plans Permanent Outpost at New Burke Museum
(Washington) -- A museum worth visiting ... for the food? Off the Rez food truck — which has been serving acclaimed Native American cuisine around the city since...
article OP/ED: Ag Dept. does not help ranchers
(Washington D.C.) -- This letter is in response to “Work session set on drought insurance conflict” printed in the Navajo Times on Aug. 8, 2019.

8/21/2019

article ‘Ungardening’ takes root in America
(Washington D.C.) -- Retired union organizer Anna Burger lives by a busy road just a minute’s walk from a metro station in the US capital Washington, but every...

8/15/2019

article San Antonio-born chef, filmmaker on a mission that uses tacos as diplomacy
(Texas) -- Adán Medrano spent the summer on an overseas diplomatic tour of sorts. As far away as Amsterdam and Moscow, the San Antonio-born chef, cookbook author and...

8/7/2019

article Have you tried Native American cuisine?
(Michigan) -- It's the All-American cuisine that many haven't had the chance to experience. We are talking about Native American foods. Award-winning chef Sean Sherman,...

8/3/2019

article Indigenous food sovereignty examined in book by KU prof
(Oklahoma) -- Sustainability. Locally sourced. Farm-to-table.These are familiar concepts to Americans who are hoping to improve their eating habits.But the term that...

8/1/2019

article First Nations people from across country are allowed to hunt in Sask. without licence, judge rules
(Saskatchewan) -- A Regina provincial court judge has ruled that all First Nations people in Canada are allowed to hunt in Saskatchewan without a licence. Before the...

7/31/2019

article Indigenous food sovereignty examined in new book
(Kansas) -- Sustainability. Locally sourced. Farm-to-table. These are familiar concepts to Americans who are hoping to improve their eating habits. But the term that...

7/30/2019

article With a Focus on Food Sovereignty, Rural Appalachian Ohio is Rebounding
(Ohio) -- On a warm summer morning in Stewart, Ohio, a school bus staffed by a handful of AmeriCorps service members and several people from the local school district...

7/29/2019

article Commission Developing Tribal Food Codes To Ensure Access To Traditional Foods
(Wisconsin) -- Tribal youth and elders in Wisconsin are seeing limited options for consuming traditional foods through federally funded tribal programs. The Great Lakes...
article Indigenous Food Security is Dependent on Food Sovereignty
(Indian Country) -- Several times a year, the locals at Orleans, California see a surge of sport fishermen and trophy hunters come through town, driving big trucks...
press release McSally Pushes To Protect Native American Seeds and Traditional Food
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and U.S. Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), U.S. Representatives...

7/28/2019

article Bill would protect Native American seeds, food
(Washington D.C.) -- Bicameral legislation has been introduced in Congress to protect Native American seeds and traditional food products, and to assist tribes in...

7/26/2019

article Native Americans Promote Indigenous Foods To Offset Junk Food Diets
(USA) -- The modern American diet, with its on-the-shelf processed foods in grocery stores, has sparked super-sized health problems. Data show Native Americans suffer...

7/25/2019

article New Bill Aims To Protect Native American Seeds And Foods
(Washington D.C.) -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., and Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., has introduced legislation aimed at...
article What does Food Sovereignty mean to Salish people?
(Montana) -- Joshua Brown (Salish, Aaniiih and Nakoda), impressed by the growing momentum of Indian Country’s Food Sovereignty efforts, has dedicated this year to...

7/24/2019

article Indigenous Food Security is Dependent on Food Sovereignty
(California) -- Several times a year, the locals at Orleans, California see a surge of sport fishermen and trophy hunters come through town, driving big trucks decked...

7/21/2019

article Renowned Quebec City chef heads north to learn Indigenous ways of cooking
(Quebec) -- A renowned Quebec City chef recently visited the northern community of Chisasibi, Que., because he is studying Cree ways of cooking fish. Stéphane Modat, an...

7/17/2019

article Native Americans Rank Highest In Food Insecurity
(Oregon) -- Members of the region's tribes have a long history of collecting food from the land and water nearby. But that history has been interrupted by white...
article Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration
(Wisconsin) -- The Ojibwe people tell of a prophecy that spurred their journey from the Atlantic coast of North America to the Great Lakes region more than 1,000 years...

7/15/2019

article 'This is my lifelong dream': Elder revives Mi'kmaq language, medicine
(New Brunswick) -- As we drive along the shore of the Bay of Chaleur to the Aboriginal Heritage Garden in Ugpi'Ganjig, Rebecca Labillois is picturing her grandmother...
article The Indigenous Tribes Fighting to Reclaim Stevia From Coca-Cola
(Paraguay) -- Luis Arce steps into the center of a sacred grove of trees on a high hilltop in Paraguay’s Amambay highlands. Wearing black cowboy boots, a faded baseball...

7/11/2019

article For Alaskan college students at Dartmouth, Aurora Club dinners provide taste of home
(Alaska) -- For Alaskans like Maleah Wenzel, it’s hard to be away from home. Maleah is an Alaska Native student from Wrangell, attending Dartmouth College in New...

7/7/2019

article Mensam Mundum - World Table: New England, cuisine born in the colonies
(Massachusetts) -- New England comes to mind at this time of year when we celebrate the birth of our nation. Though the Constitution was drafted in Philadelphia and the...

7/6/2019

article 'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman to speak about, prepare indigenous foods
(Wyoming) -- The concept of sovereignty is typically reserved for self-governing states. Yet at the core of self-governance is the ability to sustain a population’...

7/5/2019

article One Woman's Quest To Get Back Her Vegetable Garden Results In New Florida Law
(Florida) -- A zoning ordinance threatened Hermine Ricketts with a $50 fine each day for the front-yard vegetable garden she had tended for years. So she pulled it up...

7/2/2019

article Māori vegans decolonise their diet
(Worldwide) -- A University of Canterbury doctoral scholar is researching kaimangatanga or kaupapa Māori veganism. Kirsty Dunn from Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa, who holds a...

6/28/2019

article Bannock lovers rejoice! Mi'kmaw chef opens Indigenous restaurant in Montreal
(Montreal) -- Mi'kmaw chef Norma Condo's motto throughout life has been "don't give up" and it's paying off as she prepares to welcome hungry...
article Sonoran Arcana: Shepherding the Crops of Arizona's Past Into the Present
(Arizona) -- Velvet Button starts to leave the garbanzo field. She stops on the edge and plucks a pod from a low plant, similar to all the others in the yellow rows...

6/27/2019

article Pop-Up Food Market Introduces Indigenous Foods to the Area
(Minnesota) -- Community members could get a taste of some of the region’s indigenous foods at an Ojibwe pop–up market at the old 4th Street Deli. June...
article Indigenous foods showcased in Ngā Kai a Matariki
(New Zealand) -- Several local hotels and caterers are preparing to cook delicious dishes showcasing Māori indigenous cuisine for the Ngā Kai a Matariki – The...

6/25/2019

article Food summit in Billings advocates for embracing pre-colonial Native American roots
(Montana) -- If you describe fry bread as a traditional Native American food to Mariah Gladstone, you'll get a strong reaction. "I will accept that it is part...
article Should we resurrect the American chestnut tree with genetic engineering?
(Indian Country) -- The wild chestnuts around this leafy college town used to grow in such great numbers that locals collected the nuts by the bushel and shipped them...
article The Value of Tribal Agricultural Traditions: A Youth Perspective
(Washington D.C.) -- Food sovereignty – the ability to create a self-sufficient food system – is at the heart of the opportunities and challenges facing the...

6/24/2019

article Big food’s attempt to further industrialise what we eat
(USA) -- Food is not a commodity, it is not ‘stuff’ put together mechanically and artificially in labs and factories. Food is life. Food holds the...

6/21/2019

article The long-overdue rise of Indigenous cuisine brings Canada back to its roots
(Canada) -- Rich with tradition and history, Indigenous food tells the stories of the past using local, seasonal ingredients inspired by the lands and oceans. The...
article “Sioux Chef:” Indigenous cuisine chef and CEO returns to MOR
(Montana) -- What do an indigenous CEO, a chef and an author all have in common? They’re all Sean Sherman. Sherman is the founder and CEO of “Sioux Chef,...
article New Laws Deliver Landmark Protections for Sustenance Fishing and Clean Rivers
(Maine) -- Maine’s tribes will receive long-sought water quality protections for sustenance fishing under a bill signed into law by Governor Janet Mills today....

6/20/2019

article With access to native foods, First Nation families less likely to go hungry
(California) -- First Nation families suffer from the highest rates of food insecurity, poverty and diet-related disease in the United States. But a study finds that...
article Bites: Slow Food indigenous dinner with Crystal Wahpepah; what’s to come at Castro Valley Marketplace
(California) -- In April, Slow Food East Bay started the Cultural Food Traditions project, a dinner series that invites local chefs from various backgrounds to showcase...

6/18/2019

article Law will give blueberry growers more say on commission
(Maine) -- A bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Alley (D-Beals) to give blueberry growers an equal role on the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine was signed into law by...
article Red Lake pursues food sovereignty; a tractor would be nice, too
(Minnesota) -- David Manuel had high hopes for Red Lake's organic food initiative when he broke ground on a test garden in 2016. He planned to scale up quickly and...

6/12/2019

article Approved Pesticides in Brazil Spike Under New Administration
(Brazil) -- More than a hundred new pesticides were approved in Brazil since its new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, took office in January of this year. According...

6/10/2019

article Gardening offers key step toward food sovereignty for Sask. First Nation
(Saskatchewan) -- The people of Saulteaux First Nation are embarking on a journey of food sovereignty, one that's seen the community turn plain yards into riots of...

6/9/2019

article Save Our Food. Free the Seed.
(USA) -- Not long ago I was sitting in a combine tractor on a 24,000-acre farm in Dazey, N.D. The expanse of the landscape — endless rows of corn and soybeans as precise...
article Food sovereignty takes root
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is investing heavily in health and wellness initiatives. Food sovereignty is a major thrust. As John Houle, agriculture...

6/7/2019

article OP/ED: Save Our Food. Free the Seed.
(Indian Country) -- Not long ago I was sitting in a combine tractor on a 24,000-acre farm in Dazey, N.D. The expanse of the landscape — endless rows of corn and...

6/6/2019

article Coffee’s place in Native pantries and economic development
(Indian Country) -- Coffee is not Indigenous to North America, but more than 60 percent of Americans drink a cup of coffee every day, according to the National Coffee...
article Ponca tribes meet again for sacred corn ceremony
(North Carolina) -- The Sixth Annual Sacred Ponca Corn Planting in the path of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline was set for June 8 here on land farmers Helen and Art...
article Stockton Springs to vote on five ordinance amendments, one new ordinance
(Maine) -- Voters of Stockton Springs will be tasked with voting on five proposed ordinance amendments this summer and one newly proposed ordinance.
article The Farms of the Future
(Worldwide) -- Hou Xueying, a mother from Shanghai, was tired of food safety scares and of a city life disconnected from the land. So she moved her family to the country...
article Indigenous Foods Making a Strong Come Back At Local Event
(Wyoming) -- The town of Wilson will host an event on Indigenous foods and their healing potential and well known Native American chef Sean Sherman will attend. The...

6/3/2019

article 'It feeds my soul': Community of women-owned, first-generation farms growing in Baltimore County
(Maryland) -- Emma Jagoz, founder of Moon Valley Farm, was not born knowing she was meant to be a farmer. The University of Maryland graduate in American Studies...

5/31/2019

article Farewell Frybread, Hello Camas; First Nations Revisit Traditional Foods
(Oregon) -- The modern American diet – with its on-the-shelf processed foods in grocery stores, Big Macs and Doritos Locos Tacos at drive-through eateries –...

5/30/2019

article Farewell Frybread, Hello Camas; First Nations Revisit Traditional Foods
(Oregon) -- The modern American diet – with its on-the-shelf processed foods in grocery stores, Big Macs and Doritos Locos Tacos at drive-through eateries –...
article Lightning in the Hand: An Apache Leader Hunts for the Past to Nourish the Future
(Arizona) -- In a New World grown old, near the end of the eastern Arizona winter and under a giant sky, the 1.8 million acres of the San Carlos Apache Indian...

5/28/2019

article Cafe Ohlone Gives Diners A Taste Of California’s Oldest Most Traditional Foods
(California) -- Long before Europeans colonized and occupied what is today modern California, there was a land full of communities. These communities stretched from the...

5/26/2019

article Wild Rice is Feeding Indigenous Communities in Detroit and Beyond
(Michigan) -- When Renee Dillard tastes freshly cooked wild rice harvested by her hands, she feels a spiritual connection to the “sacred food” of her people...

5/21/2019

article Food insecurity rising in Nunavut since launch of Nutrition North: study
(Nunavut) -- Food insecurity in Nunavut has gotten worse since the introduction of the Nutrition North program in 2011, according to a study published today in the...

5/20/2019

article How Seed Saving Is Repairing a Painful Past for Native Americans
(New York) -- In just two years, Native American activists and local farmers have turned just six pounds of rare Mohawk red bread corn seed from the variety’s last...
article Recipes for resistance: Indigikitchen teaches diet decolonization
(Canada) -- The creator of an online cooking show is hoping it will help decolonize and "re-Indigenize" diets. Indigikitchen was created by 25-year-old Mariah...
article Traditional Cowichan food knowledge passed down through generations
(British Columbia) -- When Jared Williams was growing up he would often accompany his grandmother as she gathered and prepared food in their Cowichan territories, BC. He...

5/18/2019

article In Berkeley, Cafe Ohlone brings back the Bay Area’s first foods
(California) -- Acorns and fat California hazelnuts trail along the center of the table — several tables, actually, a lovely varnished slab of naked redwood and...

5/17/2019

article 'Indigenous food is health care': symposium imagines future of hospital meals
(Toronto) -- Celebrity chefs paired up with hospital teams to deliver recipes imagining what hospital food will look like in 2030 at a symposium in Toronto on Thursday....
article Newman’s Own Foundation forms Native American nutrition cohort
(Indian Country) -- The Newman’s Own Foundation, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, announced on May 8, the formation of a Native American...

5/14/2019

article Native American Paths to Food Sovereignty and Sustainability
(New Hampshire) -- There will be food for thought—and good things to eat—at next week’s conference exploring traditional Native American agriculture.
article The Best of the West: Culinary Innovators
(Indian Country) -- Meet the three chefs from Seattle and San Antonio that excel in everything from Southern fare to Indigenous cuisine. Every year, C&I produces a...

5/13/2019

article Has Our Food Become Safer in the Last 10 Years?
(Las Vegas) -- Listeria in smoked salmon, pieces of metal in chicken strips, undeclared allergens in frozen Chinese food and meatballs, E.coli in ground beef, and mold...
article Native American Paths to Food Sovereignty and Sustainability
(Indian Country) -- There will be food for thought—and good things to eat—at next week’s conference exploring traditional Native American agriculture...

5/9/2019

article Why aren’t we talking about indigenous food?
(Indian Country) -- Why aren’t we talking about Indigenous food? The answer to this question will vary depending on whom you ask. “Well, are you talking...

5/7/2019

article U.S. May Ease Rules Restricting Alaska Natives From Harvesting Seal Meat
(Alaska) -- Nearly year-round, northern fur seals can be found on the beaches of the Bering Sea island of St. Paul, Alaska, or in the waters nearby. The small island...
article BOOK: In ‘Red Meat Republic,’ the Story of How Beef Made Chicago and Changed America
(Illinois) -- Chicago’s connections to the meat processing industry are well known. The city was once known as the “hog butcher to the world.” But the beef industry didn...

5/3/2019

article As gas vouchers end, food bank looks to solutions for country food
(North Canada) -- The Iqaluit Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank is trying to increase access to country food. Country food can include fish, caribou, muskox, seal,...

4/29/2019

article Researchers can restore the American chestnut through genetic engineering. But at what cost?
(USA) -- In the early 1900s, the American chestnut species was hit by a fungal infection that invaded trees through their cracks and caused big yellow cankers to blossom...
article In Search Of The Perfect Piece Of Smoked Salmon In Washington State
(Washington) -- If you grew up in the Pacific Northwest, smoked salmon is in your DNA. The dish is a deeply rooted part of the region’s food culture — from...

4/28/2019

article Donations, pigs part of Las Vegas' efforts to cut food waste
(Las Vegas) -- At a farm outside Las Vegas, a herd of pigs feasts on lobster, sausage links and beef. In town, people at a community center sit for a dinner that may...

4/23/2019

article Ducheneaux wants to help shape changes for Native American farmers (sub req)
(South Dakota) -- Calico Ducheneaux’s involvement in the Intertribal Agriculture Council has opened her eyes about the different opportunities for farmers on...

4/17/2019

article Vancouver filmmakers put culinary spin on Indigenous reconciliation
(Vancouver) -- There were both profound and practical culinary lessons to be learned as Ryan Mah and Daniel Berish spent the better part of a year scouring the bush in...

4/16/2019

article Native Farms, Food Producers, Tribal Leaders to Attend Native Food Summit
(Michigan) -- Several hundred Native farmers, ranchers, gardeners, chefs, businesses, policymakers, Tribal agriculture staff, Native non-profits working in agriculture,...

4/8/2019

article NOAA Supports Indigenous Tribe's Whale Hunt Request. Some Environmentalists Don't
(Washington) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is backing an indigenous tribe's request to resume whale hunting rights off Washington...
article Wet'suwet'en Strong: The Ongoing Fight for Indigenous Sovereignty on Wet'suwet'en Land
(British Columbia) -- On Wet’suwet’en land, in northern so-called “British Columbia,” a nation has risen up to defend their territory. The Wet...
article Lujan Grisham vetoes language in budget threatening food seed control
(New Mexico) -- A single line in the state’s budget had some seed savers and food sovereignty activists worried that the ability to regulate seeds locally could be in...

4/6/2019

article Moya-Smith Native American fry bread is the food of our oppression. It's also delicious, so we're reclaiming it.
(Indian Country) -- For hundreds of years, white invaders — popularly known as “settlers” — declared open war on Native Americans, and not just...

4/5/2019

article The Growth of the Native Food Sovereignty Movement
(Indian Country) -- Food sovereignty and food justice are issues that are important to many nonprofits. For native communities, the return of traditional foods and...
article Navajo Nation President Nez Calls for the Creation of a Navajo Food Policy
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez recently had the honor of being a guest speaker during the annual Diné Bich’iiya’ Summit at Diné College in...
article Complicated Rules For Foraging Aren’t Helping Our National Parks
(Indian Country) -- Officials from the National Park Service (NPS) announced an agreement last week with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians that will allow select...
article Makah Nation once again asks for approval to exercise treaty whale hunting rights
(Washington D.C.) -- The Makah Nation is the only tribe with a treaty-guaranteed right to hunt whales but hasn't been able to exercise those rights in 20 years due...

4/4/2019

article Feds support tribe's push for only whale hunt in mainland US
(Washington) -- Federal officials are supporting a decadeslong request by a Native American tribe in Washington state to resume what would be the only authorized whale...

4/1/2019

article How A Seed Bank Helps Preserve Cherokee Culture Through Traditional Foods
(Oklahoma) -- Charles Gourd's garden is so big that before he installed irrigation, it could take three hours to water everything by hand. He grows beans and...

3/30/2019

article Food sovereignty takes root - Progress 2019 - A Closer Look
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is investing heavily in health and wellness initiatives. Food sovereignty is a major thrust. As John Houle, agriculture...

3/26/2019

article Beard Foundation Food Leadership Award Winner Aims to Decolonize Food
(Minnesota) -- The James Beard Foundation has announced that Sean Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux nation from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and founder and CEO...

3/25/2019

article 'People need access to healthy meals:' Inequality among Indigenous peoples may explain psychological distress
(Canada) -- Improving the quality and availability of food could help reduce mental health issues among Indigenous populations in Canada, say researchers who analyzed...

3/11/2019

article Food Groups, Tribes Concerned Over Genetically Engineered Salmon
(Oregon) -- Genetically engineered salmon are one step closer to winding up on store shelves, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted an import ban. It’...

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