From a traditional hogan in a remote area on the Utah-Arizona line, Cynthia Wilson spent much of her spring sourcing drought-resistant seeds, packing them in small manila envelopes and labeling them to ship to families across the Four Corners.
The Black Prairie Bison Company will provide premium, fresh bison cuts and jerky products nationwide, drawing on the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes' deep cultural connection to bison.
'We developed our collective in hopes of providing a system of support for one another,' says Harrenson Gorman, a co-founder of the Desert Indigenous Collective.
Among COVID-19’s disruptions are bare supermarket shelves and items available yesterday but nowhere to be found today. As you seek ways to replace them, you can look to Native gardens for ideas and inspiration.
With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.
With the number of coronavirus cases in Indian Country growing by the day, tribes are pressing the federal government to live up to its treaty and trust responsibilities and ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts.
Later this month there will be a meeting of peoples from the Dakota, Nakota, Lakota and Ojibwe nations.
The Lakota Food Summit drew hundreds of us to talk about how to eat, how to cook, how to pay attention to the environment and how to engage in plantings and harvesting of foods that sustained our ancestors for centuries.
The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the U.S. to receive an invitation to deposit its traditional seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.
Replacing grass with even a few plants native to your region can save insects and the ecosystems that depend on them.
The Trump administration's proposed changes to the nationwide food stamp program are coming under fire.
An impressive lineup of presenters is slated for the first annual Lakota Food Summit.
A free 20-week course helps Indigenous people make simple and healthful meals that are good for diabetics.
A new partnership aims to promote food sovereignty by helping tribal farmers and ranchers.
Two Native authors who are sharing stories about Native family life have been recognized with prestigious book awards.
How do you support people forever attached to a landscape after an inferno tears through their homelands: decimating native food sources, burning through ancient scarred trees and destroying ancestral and totemic plants and animals?
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.