Once the Ho-Chunk people had vast lands upon which they planted corn, beans and squash and hunted deer and buffalo. Life changed after forced removal.
The Fourteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering took place at Red Lake Nation College in Minnesota.
The resilience of food production in the face of a changing climate will depend on both traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.
Native American adults are 50 percent more likely to be affected by obesity than non-Hispanic whites. They also are twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to have diabetes.
A collaboration between Indigenous tradition and Western science may offer a way to bolster both Haida culture and the marine ecosystem intertwined with it.
Child obesity rates declined after the federal Women, Infants, and Children program increased access to healthier food products.
Tribes across the West are working with an increased sense of urgency to manage fire-adapted landscapes in the face of climate change.
Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.
Everyone should acknowledge the positive impact Indigenous hunting can have on the protection and monitoring of the environment.
The descendants of settlers and immigrants can’t become Indigenous to the land where we live. But we can follow the models of coexistence.
These waters were, and are, the very pulse of Ojibwe traditional culture.
An 'anonymous farmer' mowed down a 2-acre plot of corn on the Winnebago Reservation, threatening programs for Indian students.
Food security, traditional agriculture, and local self-reliance are key to regenerative societies of the future.
Cafe Ohlone, a restaurant serving contemporary Native cuisine, continues to earn accolades for its unique approach to Indigenous food.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians welcomed a $700,000 grant to expand its food distribution program.
New books tackle tough issues related to climate change, extinction, Indigenous sovereignty, ocean conservation and a whole lot more.
'They are telling everyone in this country that it’s ok for people to go hungry,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) said after the Trump administration announced tighter food stamp guidelines.
A partnership between Montana State University’s Department of Native American Studies and the Blackfeet Nation received a grant valued at $2 million to support sustainable agriculture for the Piikani people.
Pueblo culture is the focus of an annual meeting at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
Eleanor Spears Dove was a trailblazer for Native food and culture. She passed away just a couple of weeks before her 101st birthday.
Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant -- called Niihontesha.
As a light rain turned the soil beneath their feet soft, water protectors and farmers stepped forward from a long line and dropped corn seeds on Ponca land in Nebraska.
Resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline continues on ancestral tribal land in Nebraska.
Agriculture is big business in Indian Country. So is construction. Both are impacted by Trump's trade war.
This is our ancestral food, this is indigenous food. It’s what we need, it’s worth cooking right and it’s forever worth protecting.
Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.
Like many reservation communities, Pine Ridge is a food desert, despite being home to nearly 40,000 Oglala Lakota people.
These early Native traditions spur physical well-being.
Climate change is already damaging Indigenous ways of life. But tribes are adapting.
The Iroquois invented maple syrup and the technology which went into taking sap and making it into that most delicious of sweeteners.
What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health and climate problems — and the mesquite tree can help.
It’s the land that brings us together, the land that teaches relationship-based ways of knowing about the natural world and its food systems.
On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.
The St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributed more than 100,000 pounds of food during three mobile drives for employees of TSA, Phoenix Indian Medical Center and the Grand Canyon.
Finally, plant species have rights, too.
Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.
The only way to fight colonialism is to regain what has been obliterated, like our language, customs history, belief system or world view.
A group of Pueblo women hosted a traditional feast for Deb Haaland in Washington, D.C., on January 2, 2019.
A bill that would breathe new life into food sovereignty efforts and expand agricultural and economic development opportunities in Indian Country is almost across the finish line
Farmworkers created an organic co-op that guarantees fair wages and healthy working conditions while preserving indigenous heritage.
The Winnebago Tribe is making sure its food traditions stay alive with new generations.
A new book digs into the paradoxes of American Indian diets most people don’t know.
Native American communities are trying to grow their agriculture presence even larger to preserve their culture and traditions.
The Winnebago Tribe’s efforts improve the health of residents have gotten some significant boosts.
An American restaurant chain is under fire after threatening a Native business for using the words 'aloha' and 'poke' together.
One of the oldest living citizens of the Narragansett Tribe, Eleanor Spears Dove, turns 100 on August 1.
Salmon are at the center of ceremonies, art, and identity for tribes in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California.
The latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.
Threatened by a mining company, indigenous women in the remote highlands of Guatemala are marching, increasing productivity, and planting trees.
For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, saying that doing so would violate his religious beliefs.
The Winnebago Tribe is working to change the food culture on the reservation, starting with some of its youngest citizens.
Six social entrepreneurs of the Oceti Sakowin are receiving $10,000 each to strengthen renewable energy, food and water initiatives in their communities.
Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.