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What western states can learn from Native American wildfire management strategies
What western states can learn from Native American wildfire management strategies (November 12, 2019)

Tribes across the West are working with an increased sense of urgency to manage fire-adapted landscapes in the face of climate change.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities exercise food sovereignty
YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities exercise food sovereignty (October 31, 2019)

Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.


Addressing food insecurity in northeast Oklahoma
Addressing food insecurity in northeast Oklahoma (October 21, 2019)

Many people within Cherokee Nation rely on local food banks when times are tough.


Celebrating Native American Day
Celebrating Native American Day (October 15, 2019)

I am grateful for the rich heritage of South Dakota tribes. Their history is woven deep within the fabric of our state.


Indigenous hunters are protecting animals, land and waterways
Indigenous hunters are protecting animals, land and waterways (September 30, 2019)

Everyone should acknowledge the positive impact Indigenous hunting can have on the protection and monitoring of the environment.


How we can become naturalized, mindful and respectful of Indigenous laws
How we can become naturalized, mindful and respectful of Indigenous laws (September 26, 2019)

The descendants of settlers and immigrants can’t become Indigenous to the land where we live. But we can follow the models of coexistence.


'The tribe sees the lake as a relative': Red Lake Nation protects homelands
'The tribe sees the lake as a relative': Red Lake Nation protects homelands (September 16, 2019)

These waters were, and are, the very pulse of Ojibwe traditional culture.


Donors step up after field of corn destroyed on Winnebago Reservation
Donors step up after field of corn destroyed on Winnebago Reservation (September 2, 2019)

An 'anonymous farmer' mowed down a 2-acre plot of corn on the Winnebago Reservation, threatening programs for Indian students.


Winnebago Tribe celebrates opening of farmers market on reservation
Winnebago Tribe celebrates opening of farmers market on reservation (August 30, 2019)

A new farmers market represents another step toward food sovereignty for the Winnebago Tribe.


YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are building sovereign societies
YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are building sovereign societies (August 26, 2019)

Food security, traditional agriculture, and local self-reliance are key to regenerative societies of the future.


'This meal is a victory': Cafe Ohlone earns Critic's Pick from New York Times
'This meal is a victory': Cafe Ohlone earns Critic's Pick from New York Times (August 12, 2019)

Cafe Ohlone, a restaurant serving contemporary Native cuisine, continues to earn accolades for its unique approach to Indigenous food.


Tribes receive $63 million from HUD for housing and community projects
Tribes receive $63 million from HUD for housing and community projects (August 7, 2019)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians welcomed a $700,000 grant to expand its food distribution program.


The Revelator: Books provide insight into #NoDAPL movement and food sovereignty
The Revelator: Books provide insight into #NoDAPL movement and food sovereignty (August 5, 2019)

New books tackle tough issues related to climate change, extinction, Indigenous sovereignty, ocean conservation and a whole lot more.


Cronkite News: Trump administration seeks to restrict access to food stamps
Cronkite News: Trump administration seeks to restrict access to food stamps (July 24, 2019)

'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.


MSU News: Blackfeet Nation shares in grant to promote food sovereignty
MSU News: Blackfeet Nation shares in grant to promote food sovereignty (July 23, 2019)

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.


Tribes meet for annual summer gathering at Bears Ears National Monument
Tribes meet for annual summer gathering at Bears Ears National Monument (July 19, 2019)

Pueblo culture is the focus of an annual meeting at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.


Narragansett Tribe mourns loss of matriarch Eleanor Spears Dove
Narragansett Tribe mourns loss of matriarch Eleanor Spears Dove (July 16, 2019)

Eleanor Spears Dove was a trailblazer for Native food and culture. She passed away just a couple of weeks before her 101st birthday.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks celebrate the most wonderful of skyworld gifts
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks celebrate the most wonderful of skyworld gifts (July 8, 2019)

Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant -- called Niihontesha.


'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline
'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline (June 10, 2019)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Ponca tribes meet again for sacred corn ceremony
Native Sun News Today: Ponca tribes meet again for sacred corn ceremony (June 6, 2019)

Resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline continues on ancestral tribal land in Nebraska.


Mark Trahant: President Trump is about to make Indian Country more expensive
Mark Trahant: President Trump is about to make Indian Country more expensive (May 14, 2019)

Agriculture is big business in Indian Country. So is construction. Both are impacted by Trump's trade war.


Arne Vainio: Protecting our Manoomin, our wild rice
Arne Vainio: Protecting our Manoomin, our wild rice (May 14, 2019)

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.


'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case
'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case (April 22, 2019)

Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.


Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes reopening of grocery store on Pine Ridge Reservation
Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes reopening of grocery store on Pine Ridge Reservation (April 10, 2019)

Like many reservation communities, Pine Ridge is a food desert, despite being home to nearly 40,000 Oglala Lakota people.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous traditions help keep us healthy today
YES! Magazine: Indigenous traditions help keep us healthy today (April 2, 2019)

These early Native traditions spur physical well-being.


YES! Magazine: Tribes forced to adapt ways of life due to climate change
YES! Magazine: Tribes forced to adapt ways of life due to climate change (April 1, 2019)

Climate change is already damaging Indigenous ways of life. But tribes are adapting.


Doug George-Kanentiio: How the Creator gave the maple tree to the people
Doug George-Kanentiio: How the Creator gave the maple tree to the people (March 29, 2019)

The Iroquois invented maple syrup and the technology which went into taking sap and making it into that most delicious of sweeteners.


Gary Paul Nabhan: Border communities don't want a wall -- we have a better solution
Gary Paul Nabhan: Border communities don't want a wall -- we have a better solution (February 27, 2019)

What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health and climate problems — and the mesquite tree can help.


The Conversation: Indigenous researchers plant seeds of hope for health and climate
The Conversation: Indigenous researchers plant seeds of hope for health and climate (February 19, 2019)

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.


Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands
Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands (February 18, 2019)

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.


Cronkite News: Food drive benefited Indian Health Service employees during shutdown
Cronkite News: Food drive benefited Indian Health Service employees during shutdown (February 7, 2019)

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.


Winona LaDuke: White Earth Nation recognizes rights of wild rice
Winona LaDuke: White Earth Nation recognizes rights of wild rice (February 4, 2019)

Finally, plant species have rights, too.


Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues
Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues (January 24, 2019)

Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.


Solutions elusive for Indian Country as impasse in Washington drags on
Solutions elusive for Indian Country as impasse in Washington drags on (January 15, 2019)

With efforts to resolve the record-breaking government shutdown at a standstill, tribal leaders and advocates are scrambling for ways out of the crisis.


Recap: Indian Country shares #ShutdownStories as government impasse continues
Recap: Indian Country shares #ShutdownStories as government impasse continues (January 15, 2019)

Democrats in Congress heard from Indian Country witnesses on the 25th day of the federal government shutdown.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Fry bread is just another legacy of colonization
Ivan Star Comes Out: Fry bread is just another legacy of colonization (January 15, 2019)

The only way to fight colonialism is to regain what has been obliterated, like our language, customs history, belief system or world view.


Recap: Pueblo women host traditional feast for Deb Haaland
Recap: Pueblo women host traditional feast for Deb Haaland (January 4, 2019)

A group of Pueblo women hosted a traditional feast for Deb Haaland in Washington, D.C., on January 2, 2019.


Five Indigenous foods for fighting cancer
Five Indigenous foods for fighting cancer (December 18, 2018)

Traditions and culture can help Indigenous communities reclaim healthy ways of life.


Indian Country makes final push for Farm Bill on Capitol Hill
Indian Country makes final push for Farm Bill on Capitol Hill (December 12, 2018)

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


Indigenous farmworkers fight for fair working conditions
Indigenous farmworkers fight for fair working conditions (August 30, 2018)

Farmworkers created an organic co-op that guarantees fair wages and healthy working conditions while preserving indigenous heritage.


Winnebago Tribe turns to tradition with annual corn harvest
Winnebago Tribe turns to tradition with annual corn harvest (August 29, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is making sure its food traditions stay alive with new generations.


Chelsey Luger: Colonization destroyed Native food systems
Chelsey Luger: Colonization destroyed Native food systems (August 27, 2018)

A new book digs into the paradoxes of American Indian diets most people don’t know.


Farmers in Indian Country share their traditions worldwide
Farmers in Indian Country share their traditions worldwide (August 14, 2018)

Native American communities are trying to grow their agriculture presence even larger to preserve their culture and traditions.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives (August 8, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe’s efforts improve the health of residents have gotten some significant boosts.


American chain threatens Native Hawaiian eatery for using 'Aloha Poke' name
American chain threatens Native Hawaiian eatery for using 'Aloha Poke' name (July 30, 2018)

An American restaurant chain is under fire after threatening a Native business for using the words 'aloha' and 'poke' together.


Narragansett matriarch Eleanor Spears Dove prepares for big birthday
Narragansett matriarch Eleanor Spears Dove prepares for big birthday (July 17, 2018)

One of the oldest living citizens of the Narragansett Tribe, Eleanor Spears Dove, turns 100 on August 1.


YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions
YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions (July 5, 2018)

Salmon are at the center of ceremonies, art, and identity for tribes in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California.


Rosalyn LaPier: Supreme Court case reminds us about tribal connections to food
Rosalyn LaPier: Supreme Court case reminds us about tribal connections to food (June 18, 2018)

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.


'I grow food for survival': Indigenous women farm for their families
'I grow food for survival': Indigenous women farm for their families (June 15, 2018)

Threatened by a mining company, indigenous women in the remote highlands of Guatemala are marching, increasing productivity, and planting trees.


Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska
Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska (June 12, 2018)

For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court sides with cake shop that won't serve all patrons
Cronkite News: Supreme Court sides with cake shop that won't serve all patrons (June 4, 2018)

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.


Winnebago Tribe brings gardens to youth on the reservation
Winnebago Tribe brings gardens to youth on the reservation (May 30, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is working to change the food culture on the reservation, starting with some of its youngest citizens.


Native Sun News Today: Oceti Sakowin Fellows aim to help their communities
Native Sun News Today: Oceti Sakowin Fellows aim to help their communities (May 3, 2018)

Six social entrepreneurs of the Oceti Sakowin are receiving $10,000 each to strengthen renewable energy, food and water initiatives in their communities.


High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms
High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms (May 2, 2018)

Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.


Craig Santos Perez: An indigenous poet's ode to SPAM and colonialism
Craig Santos Perez: An indigenous poet's ode to SPAM and colonialism (May 2, 2018)

Our guttural love of SPAM was born in 1944, when cases of the shiny cans were berthed from aircraft carriers.


Civil Eats: City in Arizona recognized for preserving its Native food heritage
Civil Eats: City in Arizona recognized for preserving its Native food heritage (April 9, 2018)

The prevalence of food-related disease among indigenous people is glaring—and drives many of the food justice efforts in Tucson, Arizona.


Native Sun News Today: 'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman rises to fame
Native Sun News Today: 'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman rises to fame (March 30, 2018)

Born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, proud Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman and his company have risen to fame.


Winnebago Tribe promotes food sovereignty for future generations
Winnebago Tribe promotes food sovereignty for future generations (March 30, 2018)

Native and non-Native farmers, ranchers and agricultural advocates met on the Winnebago Reservation to discuss regenerative agriculture.


Hoopa Valley Tribe close to starting work on $5 million grocery store
Hoopa Valley Tribe close to starting work on $5 million grocery store (January 25, 2018)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe plans to open a $5 million grocery store on the reservation in northern California this summer.


Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project
Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project (January 18, 2018)

A new initiative on the Winnebago Reservation seeks to improve the health of residents in the northeast Nebraska community.