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YES! Magazine: Decolonize your diet with indigenous and healthy foods
Health | National | World
YES! Magazine: Decolonize your diet with indigenous and healthy foods (July 17, 2017)
Traditional indigenous food from Mexico is misunderstood in the U.S.—and is actually among the world’s healthiest.

Cow Creek Band gives tribal name to coffee roasting production company
Business
Cow Creek Band gives tribal name to coffee roasting production company (July 13, 2017)
The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has entered the coffee industry.

Peter d'Errico: The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman cooks up a 'wake-up call' with first book
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman cooks up a 'wake-up call' with first book (July 13, 2017)
Sean Sherman’s latest cookbook, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, offers recipes mixed among wisdom about sustainable living. Peter d'Errico offers a review on Indian Country Media Network.

YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams
Canada | Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams (July 7, 2017)
Coast Salish people did not only harvest shellfish from the wild, but they actively managed beaches into productive clam beds to ensure a dependable food source.

Ruth Hopkins: There would be no America without the first Americans
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: There would be no America without the first Americans (July 5, 2017)
European immigrants would not have survived long enough to form the 13 colonies but for the assistance of Natives, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant
Business | Environment | Health
Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant (June 8, 2017)
The Quapaw Tribe is providing a full farm-to-table experience with its agricultural operations.

YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty
Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty (June 7, 2017)
Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.

Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school
Education | Law | National
Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school (May 11, 2017)
Attorneys for the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted the student suffered burns while making fry bread but a judge said the federal government can't be held liable.

Tiffany Midge: A confession about my dealings with white privilege
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: A confession about my dealings with white privilege (May 5, 2017)
As a Native, I’ve tried darker breads but I still stand by my white bread privilege.

Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster
Environment | Politics
Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster (May 5, 2017)
Salmon runs have been bad for the last two years and 2017 is shaping up to be the worst in the history of the Klamath River in California.

Cafe at National Museum of American Indian panned in new review
National
Cafe at National Museum of American Indian panned in new review (May 4, 2017)
Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe is no longer the place to go on the National Mall, according to The Washington Post.

Doug Pibel: New film teaches us about value of indigenous seeds
Arts & Entertainment | Environment
Doug Pibel: New film teaches us about value of indigenous seeds (April 26, 2017)
Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business
Business | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business (April 26, 2017)
Lakota youth hope beekeeping will provide opportunity for the Sicangu Oyate.

Mohegan Tribe enters partnership with celebrity barbecue chef
Business
Mohegan Tribe enters partnership with celebrity barbecue chef (March 29, 2017)
The Connecticut-based tribe continues efforts to diversify its economy.

Mary Annette Pember: It's sugar bush time across Ojibwe country
Environment
Mary Annette Pember: It's sugar bush time across Ojibwe country (March 20, 2017)
Tapping trees to make maple syrup is a time-tested Ojibwe tradition.

Arne Vainio: Finding some medicine in the woods and by the fire
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Finding some medicine in the woods and by the fire (February 22, 2017)
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 diabetes
Health | Opinion
Vena A-dae Romero: Reclaiming our tribal communities from obesity and diabetes (February 16, 2017)
From obesity to poverty, we change the words, we can change our communities.

Yoshitaka Ota and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor: Indigenous communities and food
Environment | Health | World
Yoshitaka Ota and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor: Indigenous communities and food (January 31, 2017)
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 school
Opinion
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding school (January 17, 2017)
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 sovereignty
Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Nation building through food sovereignty (January 10, 2017)
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 eatery
National
New chef brings Native perspective to popular Smithsonian eatery (January 2, 2017)
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 foods
Health | National
Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foods (December 20, 2016)
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 Tribe
Business | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (December 12, 2016)
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 supplies
National
Lakota Country Times: #NoDAPL kitchen in need of more supplies (December 1, 2016)
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 capitol
National
Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitol (November 30, 2016)
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 2017
Business | Health | National
The Sioux Chef is on track to open indigenous restaurant in Minnesota in 2017 (October 27, 2016)
Sean Sherman raised nearly $149,000 -- the most ever for a restaurant campaign on Kickstarter.

Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservation
Business
Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservation (October 18, 2016)
The southern California tribe now boasts a Starbucks and a Panda Express along a well-trafficked highway.

Mary Annette Pember: Kitchen serves the #NoDAPL movement
Environment | Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Kitchen serves the #NoDAPL movement (October 17, 2016)
'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 time
National
Ramona Horsechief wins Indian taco championship for fifth time (October 5, 2016)
The 12th annual National Indian Taco Championship drew lots of food-lovers to Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Winona LaDuke: Indigenous leaders keep our food traditions alive
Environment | Health | Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Indigenous leaders keep our food traditions alive (September 30, 2016)
'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 1
National
National Indian Taco Championship in Oklahoma on October 1 (September 20, 2016)
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 chef
Opinion
Leon Matthews: Following the journey of becoming a Lakota chef (September 16, 2016)
I want to share the cultural changes to our foods and how they affect the people today.

Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility
Business
Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility (August 29, 2016)
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 barbecue
Opinion
Virginia author credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecue (August 29, 2016)
A new book counters the prevailing theory of how barbecue spread throughout the South.

Native Sun News: Sage remains a special plant for Native peoples
Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News: Sage remains a special plant for Native peoples (August 24, 2016)
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 festival
Environment | National
Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festival (August 19, 2016)
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 foods
National
Sean Sherman - the 'Sioux Chef' - leads movement for indigenous foods (August 17, 2016)
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 sovereignty
Environment | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe promotes food sovereignty (August 4, 2016)
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 Convention
National | Politics
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention (July 27, 2016)
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 us
Health | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Let's eat food that's always been good for us (July 26, 2016)
Let's return to what we've always known is best for us.

Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon
Environment | National
Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon (July 22, 2016)
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 foods
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (July 18, 2016)
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 house
Health | National
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony raises awareness of health issues with hoop house (July 12, 2016)
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 up
Environment | World
Tribal community in Bolivia abandons homeland after lake dries up (July 7, 2016)
The lake that provided the Uro-Muratos with food and medicine slowly disappeared.

Rachael Lorenzo: Government policy must include Native women
Health | Opinion
Rachael Lorenzo: Government policy must include Native women (July 1, 2016)
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 diet
Health | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota diet (June 20, 2016)
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 food
Environment | Health | Opinion
Rachael Lorenzo: Indigenous women support our family with food (June 17, 2016)
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 expansion
Business | National
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on $30M retail expansion (June 3, 2016)
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' cheese
Opinion
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe shows love for 'commod' cheese (May 31, 2016)
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
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | National
Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations (April 28, 2016)
The 33rd annual event is billed as the largest powwow and Native cultural exhibition in North America.

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grant
Environment | Health | National
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grant (April 26, 2016)
The money will be used to study the link between tribal food policy and community health.

Mohegan Tribe continues efforts to diversify economic holdings
Business | Technology
Mohegan Tribe continues efforts to diversify economic holdings (April 22, 2016)
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 truck
Business | National
Non-Indian woman faces criticism over 'Pow Wow Fried' food truck (April 18, 2016)
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 Tribe
Environment
Alaska shuts down herring fishery after request from Sitka Tribe (March 29, 2016)
Chairman Mike Baines said the egg gathering season was one of the worst in recent history.

Lakota Country Times: Charity addresses real needs on reservation
National
Lakota Country Times: Charity addresses real needs on reservation (March 8, 2016)
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 pesticides
Environment | Opinion | World
Mālia Chun: Native Hawaiians launch movement against pesticides (March 7, 2016)
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 Orchards
Business
Morongo Band debuts flagship location for Hadley Fruit Orchards (March 3, 2016)
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 agriculture
Education | Environment
Hannahville Indian Community youth see success in agriculture (March 2, 2016)
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 Ridge
National
Lakota Country Times: Non-profit battles hunger at Pine Ridge (February 23, 2016)
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 segment
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Watch Native Report for first Health Matters segment (February 16, 2016)
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.

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