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Arne Vainio: Finding some medicine in the woods and by the fireFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Finding some medicine in the woods and by the fire (02/22)
He only came to the clinic once a year or so and for being in his seventies, he was in surprisingly good shape.
Vena A-dae Romero: Reclaiming our tribal communities from obesity and diabetesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Vena A-dae Romero: Reclaiming our tribal communities from obesity and diabetes (02/16)
From obesity to poverty, we change the words, we can change our communities.
Yoshitaka Ota and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor: Indigenous communities and foodFiled Under: Environment | Health | World
Yoshitaka Ota and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor: Indigenous communities and food (01/31)
Until recently no one had ever quantified how intensively indigenous communities rely on seafood, or its importance for their existence as distinct peoples.
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding schoolFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding school (01/17)
I was almost six years old when I was deposited at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Native Sun News Today: Nation building through food sovereigntyFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Nation building through food sovereignty (01/10)
Localizing food facilities and methods inspections, establishing codes to protect seed banks and traditional planting and harvesting methods are some ways to exercise tribal sovereignty.
New chef brings Native perspective to popular Smithsonian eateryFiled Under: National
New chef brings Native perspective to popular Smithsonian eatery (01/02)
Freddie Bitsoie, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is the first Native executive chief at the Mitsitam Café.
Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foodsFiled Under: Health | National
Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foods (12/20)
The landscape of these indigenous-led kitchens that feed thousands of water protectors is dynamic, much like the ad hoc camps that depend upon them.
Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux TribeFiled Under: Business | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (12/12)
Shoppers across the Sicangu Nation will now have a little help in choosing healthy foods at the supermarket.
Lakota Country Times: #NoDAPL kitchen in need of more suppliesFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: #NoDAPL kitchen in need of more supplies (12/01)
One of the main kitchens erected to support water protectors is in need of supplies.
Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitolFiled Under: National
Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitol (11/30)
Classic French, Italian and Japanese food are all highly regarded in the culinary community, but traditional Native American dishes?
The Sioux Chef is on track to open indigenous restaurant in Minnesota in 2017Filed Under: Business | Health | National
The Sioux Chef is on track to open indigenous restaurant in Minnesota in 2017 (10/27)
Sean Sherman raised nearly $149,000 -- the most ever for a restaurant campaign on Kickstarter.
Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservationFiled Under: Business
Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservation (10/18)
The southern California tribe now boasts a Starbucks and a Panda Express along a well-trafficked highway.
Mary Annette Pember: Kitchen serves the #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Kitchen serves the #NoDAPL movement (10/17)
'People were busy cutting, chopping, washing, hauling, frying in an unending assembly line that dwarfed any powwow, ceremony or funeral feast ever seen.'
Ramona Horsechief wins Indian taco championship for fifth timeFiled Under: National
Ramona Horsechief wins Indian taco championship for fifth time (10/05)
The 12th annual National Indian Taco Championship drew lots of food-lovers to Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Winona LaDuke: Indigenous leaders keep our food traditions aliveFiled Under: Environment | Health | Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Indigenous leaders keep our food traditions alive (09/30)
'In an impressive fossil fuels travel day, I left the Standing Rock reservation and flew to Italy for the International Slow Food gathering known as Terra Madre.'
National Indian Taco Championship in Oklahoma on October 1Filed Under: National
National Indian Taco Championship in Oklahoma on October 1 (09/20)
The first place winner will take home $1,500 and organizers plan to award $1,000 for the Indian taco deemed to be the 'People's Choice.'
Leon Matthews: Following the journey of becoming a Lakota chefFiled Under: Opinion
Leon Matthews: Following the journey of becoming a Lakota chef (09/16)
I want to share the cultural changes to our foods and how they affect the people today.
Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facilityFiled Under: Business
Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility (08/29)
The $1 million plant will process beef, bison, and pork products and serve as a training facility for universities.
Virginia author credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecueFiled Under: Opinion
Virginia author credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecue (08/29)
A new book counters the prevailing theory of how barbecue spread throughout the South.
Native Sun News: Sage remains a special plant for Native peoplesFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News: Sage remains a special plant for Native peoples (08/24)
Peji hota or prairie sage (artemisia ludoviciana) is one of many native herbs of South Dakota and the Great Plains
Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festivalFiled Under: Environment | National
Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festival (08/19)
There won't be a salmon lunch this year but the California tribe is still expecting thousands for the cultural celebration.
Sean Sherman - the 'Sioux Chef' - leads movement for indigenous foodsFiled Under: National
Sean Sherman - the 'Sioux Chef' - leads movement for indigenous foods (08/17)
Sean Sherman, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, plans to open the first indigenous kitchen in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe promotes food sovereigntyFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe promotes food sovereignty (08/04)
The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation’s Food Sovereignty Initiative hosted a community meal, along with other activities, to showcase the progress of their huge garden.
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National ConventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention (07/27)
The roll call included some historic firsts -- Deb Haaland in traditional Pueblo dress and Shawn Bordeaux speaking the Lakota language.
Delphine Red Shirt: Let's eat food that's always been good for usFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Let's eat food that's always been good for us (07/26)
Let's return to what we've always known is best for us.
Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmonFiled Under: Environment | National
Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon (07/22)
The 54th annual Klamath Salmon Festival will go ahead as planned on August 20 but without the customary salmon lunch.
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foodsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (07/18)
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony raises awareness of health issues with hoop houseFiled Under: Health | National
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony raises awareness of health issues with hoop house (07/12)
The Nevada tribe is hoping to educate its youth about the importance of cultivating their own food.
Tribal community in Bolivia abandons homeland after lake dries upFiled Under: Environment | World
Tribal community in Bolivia abandons homeland after lake dries up (07/07)
The lake that provided the Uro-Muratos with food and medicine slowly disappeared.
Rachael Lorenzo: Government policy must include Native womenFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Rachael Lorenzo: Government policy must include Native women (07/01)
The WIC program is an example of state and federal policies not recognizing the unique struggles that Native communities face.
Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota dietFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota diet (06/20)
As humans we can adapt to any kind of diet, and we have, as Lakota people, but what if we go back to our native diet?
Rachael Lorenzo: Indigenous women support our family with foodFiled Under: Environment | Health | Opinion
Rachael Lorenzo: Indigenous women support our family with food (06/17)
For too long we, as indigenous people, have been told how to parent our children, how to feed them, how to fix their hair, how to dress them, where to send them to school.
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on $30M retail expansionFiled Under: Business | National
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on $30M retail expansion (06/03)
A new grocery story, fast food restaurant, gas station and other amenities are coming to the Fourwinds Market in Siren, Wisconsin.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe shows love for 'commod' cheeseFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe shows love for 'commod' cheese (05/31)
As promised in an earlier column, I now will mostly pen about things other than tribal politics.
Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada | National
Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations (04/28)
The 33rd annual event is billed as the largest powwow and Native cultural exhibition in North America.
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grantFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grant (04/26)
The money will be used to study the link between tribal food policy and community health.
Mohegan Tribe continues efforts to diversify economic holdingsFiled Under: Business | Technology
Mohegan Tribe continues efforts to diversify economic holdings (04/22)
The tribe is actively engaged in new business ventures in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Non-Indian woman faces criticism over 'Pow Wow Fried' food truckFiled Under: Business | National
Non-Indian woman faces criticism over 'Pow Wow Fried' food truck (04/18)
Signage for the new food truck features a teepee and a child in some sort of headdress.
Alaska shuts down herring fishery after request from Sitka TribeFiled Under: Environment
Alaska shuts down herring fishery after request from Sitka Tribe (03/29)
Chairman Mike Baines said the egg gathering season was one of the worst in recent history.
Lakota Country Times: Charity addresses real needs on reservationFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Charity addresses real needs on reservation (03/08)
Over ten years ago the One Spirit organization came to Pine Ridge with the hopes of taking helping relieve the burdens that accompany mass poverty.
Mālia Chun: Native Hawaiians launch movement against pesticidesFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | World
Mālia Chun: Native Hawaiians launch movement against pesticides (03/07)
Over the last few years, many people—Native and non-Native—have risen up in opposition to the pesticide/GE companies and their harmful practices.
Morongo Band debuts flagship location for Hadley Fruit OrchardsFiled Under: Business
Morongo Band debuts flagship location for Hadley Fruit Orchards (03/03)
The 12,500 square-foot store offers Hadley's famed date shakes along with nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit and other food products.
Hannahville Indian Community youth see success in agricultureFiled Under: Education | Environment
Hannahville Indian Community youth see success in agriculture (03/02)
The youth center started an aquaponics program and it's already providing benefits on the reservation.
Lakota Country Times: Non-profit battles hunger at Pine RidgeFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Non-profit battles hunger at Pine Ridge (02/23)
Conscious Alliance has secured funding for two initiatives that will help to address food insecurity issues for needy families on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Arne Vainio: Watch Native Report for first Health Matters segmentFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Watch Native Report for first Health Matters segment (02/16)
Like any oppressed people, we learned to survive on what we had and white flour and processed sugar and high fat foods replaced our true traditional foods.
Ojibwe tribal members plead not guilty for exercising treaty rightsFiled Under: Environment | Law
Ojibwe tribal members plead not guilty for exercising treaty rights (02/02)
The state of Minnesota isn't recognizing the off-reservation fishing and rice gathering rights of Ojibwe residents.
Mary Annette Pember: Oglala man runs grocery store in WhiteclayFiled Under: Business | National
Mary Annette Pember: Oglala man runs grocery store in Whiteclay (02/01)
Terry Two Bull’s guacamole is so good that people are willing to lie for it it.
Mohegan Tribe opens first location of Smashburger in Rhode IslandFiled Under: Business
Mohegan Tribe opens first location of Smashburger in Rhode Island (01/20)
The tribe plans to open up to 16 locations of the popular burger chain in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Lakota Country Times: Non-profit at Pine Ridge sponsors bee hiveFiled Under: Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Non-profit at Pine Ridge sponsors bee hive (01/18)
The mission of The Honeybee Conservancy is to raise awareness about the importance of bees and to inspire communities to act as stewards for bees and their natural environment.
James Parker Shield: Frybread and the demise of Native cultureFiled Under: Opinion
James Parker Shield: Frybread and the demise of Native culture (01/14)
Please don't let fry-bread become an early indicator of our Native culture's demise
Meskwaki Tribe secures $1.6M ANA grant to benefit produce farmFiled Under: Health
Meskwaki Tribe secures $1.6M ANA grant to benefit produce farm (01/06)
The money will be used to plant more crops at the 40-acre Red Earth Gardens and provide more opportunities for tribal youth.
Tom Colicchio: Let consumers make choices about genetic foodsFiled Under: Environment | Health | Opinion
Tom Colicchio: Let consumers make choices about genetic foods (12/15)
The idea that I would try to hide what’s in my food from my customers offends everything I believe in. It’s also really bad for business.
Native Sun News: Elderly meals program reopens at Pine RidgeFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Elderly meals program reopens at Pine Ridge (12/11)
When the lunch program closed its doors, many became concerned for the elders whom rely on the Elderly Program to eat daily, especially during the cold winter months.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne grocery store hit by robbersFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne grocery store hit by robbers (12/10)
The Lame Deer IGA store was recently robbed to the tune of many thousands of dollars (estimated at $50,000) in what could be a crippling event.
Delphine Red Shirt: Our Indian contributions to medicine and foodFiled Under: Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Our Indian contributions to medicine and food (12/08)
The truth is that any immigrant coming from any part of the world, including Europe, Africa, or Asia should know these things so that every Thanksgiving, they celebrate along with their mashed potatoes, these important facts.
Shelly Fyant: Tribes take steps to assert sovereignty over foodFiled Under: Environment | Health | Opinion
Shelly Fyant: Tribes take steps to assert sovereignty over food (12/07)
Food Sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.
Vince Two Eagles: Potatoes are indigenous contribution to worldFiled Under: Opinion
Vince Two Eagles: Potatoes are indigenous contribution to world (12/04)
As you hoist that extra helping of delicious mashed potatoes (we all do it) this year consider the following FYI to add to your growing knowledge of Native America.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation grows economy with olive oil brandFiled Under: Business
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation grows economy with olive oil brand (12/03)
The tribe grows olives at the Seka Hills farm and presses them into oil and its own mill.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe welcomes governorFiled Under: Education | Health | National
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe welcomes governor (12/01)
The visit was part of a state-wide tour to combat childhood hunger and ensure that kids have access to nutritional meals.
Brandon Ecoffey: Making a difference for people on Pine RidgeFiled Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Making a difference for people on Pine Ridge (11/25)
Throughout the past year or so there has been a movement to help fight hunger on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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