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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Where’s the beef?
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Where’s the beef? (July 7, 2020)

Stealing Indian land was often made legal with a mere presidential signature.


Cronkite News: Mutual aid groups band together to help those in need during COVID-19
Cronkite News: Mutual aid groups band together to help those in need during COVID-19 (July 6, 2020)

'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.


YES! Magazine: Gardening advice from Indigenous food growers
YES! Magazine: Gardening advice from Indigenous food growers (May 25, 2020)

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.


Coronavirus relief coming to Indian Country with passage of bipartisan legislation
Coronavirus relief coming to Indian Country with passage of bipartisan legislation (March 26, 2020)

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.


'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic
'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic (March 23, 2020)

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.


'Lives are at risk': Coronavirus cases continue to grow in Indian Country as tribes push for action in Washington
'Lives are at risk': Coronavirus cases continue to grow in Indian Country as tribes push for action in Washington (March 19, 2020)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Reunification for Healing: First of its kind
Native Sun News Today: Reunification for Healing: First of its kind (March 17, 2020)

Later this month there will be a meeting of peoples from the Dakota, Nakota, Lakota and Ojibwe nations.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Lakota Food Summit gives hope
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Lakota Food Summit gives hope (March 2, 2020)

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.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation heirloom seeds bound for global seed vault
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation heirloom seeds bound for global seed vault (February 24, 2020)

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.


YES! Magazine: How to turn your yard into an ecological oasis
YES! Magazine: How to turn your yard into an ecological oasis (February 10, 2020)

Replacing grass with even a few plants native to your region can save insects and the ecosystems that depend on them.


Closing loopholes or slamming doors? Advocates blast SNAP changes
Closing loopholes or slamming doors? Advocates blast SNAP changes (February 7, 2020)

The Trump administration's proposed changes to the nationwide food stamp program are coming under fire.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota Food Summit to debut
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Food Summit to debut (February 7, 2020)

An impressive lineup of presenters is slated for the first annual Lakota Food Summit.


Health provider offers cooking classes to address high rates of diabetes among Native Americans
Health provider offers cooking classes to address high rates of diabetes among Native Americans (February 4, 2020)

A free 20-week course helps Indigenous people make simple and healthful meals that are good for diabetics.


Native Sun News Today: ‘The brotherhood of the buffalo’
Native Sun News Today: ‘The brotherhood of the buffalo’ (February 4, 2020)

A new partnership aims to promote food sovereignty by helping tribal farmers and ranchers.


Native authors win accolades for sharing family stories in books
Native authors win accolades for sharing family stories in books (January 30, 2020)

Two Native authors who are sharing stories about Native family life have been recognized with prestigious book awards.


Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis
Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis (January 29, 2020)

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?


'It's a pretty monumental step': Tribal farm reclaims land on Winnebago Reservation
'It's a pretty monumental step': Tribal farm reclaims land on Winnebago Reservation (January 17, 2020)

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.


'A Return to Tradition': Red Lake Nation hosts annual health and wellness gathering
'A Return to Tradition': Red Lake Nation hosts annual health and wellness gathering (January 13, 2020)

The Fourteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering took place at Red Lake Nation College in Minnesota.


YES! Magazine: Pawnee Nation reclaims agricultural traditions
YES! Magazine: Pawnee Nation reclaims agricultural traditions (January 8, 2020)

The resilience of food production in the face of a changing climate will depend on both traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.


Native Americans fight historical discrimination to lower diabetes, obesity rates
Native Americans fight historical discrimination to lower diabetes, obesity rates (January 7, 2020)

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.


YES! Magazine: Haida Nation blends traditional knowledge with science
YES! Magazine: Haida Nation blends traditional knowledge with science (January 6, 2020)

A collaboration between Indigenous tradition and Western science may offer a way to bolster both Haida culture and the marine ecosystem intertwined with it.


Arizona saw children’s obesity drop after WIC required healthier foods
Arizona saw children’s obesity drop after WIC required healthier foods (November 26, 2019)

Child obesity rates declined after the federal Women, Infants, and Children program increased access to healthier food products.


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.