We developed and employed a two-tiered survey nomination process to build the Indian Country Community Asset Map. Both surveys were first submitted to the University of Arkansas Institutional Review Board (IRB) process and determined to be exempt from IRB regulations. The tier one survey was then opened online to any interested individual to nominate projects, programs, or organizations in Indian Country doing good work in improving health, nutrition, food access, and food sovereignty for Tribal Nations; the tier two survey was a more focused survey instrument for individuals who represented all nominated organizations to do a deeper dive into their organization’s work. By employing this two-tiered process, we heard from both community members who utilize the programming of the nominated organizations as well as the organizations themselves. This process enabled us to get the most accurate information possible by directly contacting nominees after they were nominated in the first-tier open process, as well as collect data that paints a more holistic picture of the work the nominees are doing. A full copy of each survey is included at the end of this report for ease of reference.

THE tier one survey

The tier one survey was disseminated widely via email, our IFAI website, our IFAI social media channels, and announced on IFAI webinars as well as various intertribal conferences and gatherings during the survey process, including Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) mid-year meeting and the National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (NAFDPIR) annual conference.

THE tier two survey

The tier two survey was directly communicated via email to representatives of all nominated organizations. Although not all nominated organizations included in this report were able to respond to the tier two survey, our team was still able to communicate via email and phone with each organization to verify the accuracy of the information we received from the tier one process and confirm that the organization did want to be included in the asset mapping process.

In tiers one and two combined, we received more than 100 individual responses to the surveys. The following pages discuss trends in the data from tier one and tier two.

Quapaw Nation Agriculture

5681 S 630 Rd, Quapaw, OK 74363;

Coharie Tribal Community Garden

Website: https://coharietribe.org/programs/coharie-community-gardens/
Point of Contact: Tabatha Brewer
E-Mail Address: brewertabatha@yahoo.com
Phone Number: 910-564-6909
Location: 7531 N US Hwy 421, Clinton, NC 28328

Yakanal: Putting Our Culture Back Into Agriculture

Website: https://www.yakanal.org/food-sovereignty

Point of Contact: Kyle Swimmer      

E-Mail Address: shpeyiah@aol.com 

Saokio Heritage

Website: http://saokioheritage.com/

Point of Contact: Rosalyn LaPier     

E-Mail Address: saokioheritage@gmail.com

Location: Valier, MT 59486

Red Cliff Food Distribution

Website: http://redcliff-nsn.gov/divisions/HumanServices/fooddist.htm

Point of Contact: Travis Meyers

E-Mail Address: travis.meyers@redcliff-nsn.gov

Phone Number: 715-779-3740  

Location: 88385 Pike Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814

Notah Begay III Foundation

Website: http://www.nb3foundation.org/

Point of Contact: Dakotah

E-Mail Address: dakotah@nb3f.org

Location: 290 Prairie Star Rd, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004

The Star School

Website: http://www.starschool.org/about-us-3/

Point of Contact: Mark Sorensen

Phone Number: 9284154157

Location: 145 Leupp Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Prairie Island Food Sovereignty Program

Website: http://prairieisland.org/

Point of Contact: Nicole Staudt

Phone Number: 6513854103

Location: 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089

Cansayapi Wozani Ti (Lower Sioux Health Care Center)

Website: http://lowersiouxhhs.org/

Point of Contact: Mariah Norwood

E-Mail Address: Mariah.norwood@lowersiouxhealth.com

Phone Number: 918-533-0865

Location: 39648 Res. Highway 3, Morton, MN 56270

Quapaw Farmers Market

Website: http://quapawtribe.com/606/Farmers-Market

Point of Contact: Michelle Bowden

E-Mail Address: farmersmarket@quapanation.com

Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project

Website: https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/pnw-history-culture/muckleshoot.cshtml

Point of Contact: Valerie Segrest

E-Mail Address: vsegrest@gmail.com

Swinomish Community Environmental Health

Website: http://www.swinomish.org/resources/health-wellness/community-environmental-health.aspx

Point of Contact: Jamie Donatuto

E-Mail Address: jdonatuto@swinomish.nsn.us

Phone Number: 360-466-1532

Native Food Sovereignty Fellows

Website: www.indigenousfoodandag.com

Point of Contact: Whitney Sawney

E-Mail Address: wsawney@uark.edu           

Phone Number: 479-575-5128

Alaska Tribal Conservation Alliance

Website: https://aktca.org/contact/

Point of Contact: Kyla Gongora

E-Mail Address: projects@aktca.org

Phone Number: 907-334-0907

Wind River Food Sovereignty Program

Website: https://www.windriverfsp.com/

Point of Contact: Hank Hererra

E-Mail Address: Hank@c-prep.org

Phone Number: 510-637-9399

Renewing Traditional Foods

Point of Contact: Nancy Carnley

E-Mail Address: machis@centurytel.net

Phone Number: 334-897-3207

Bago Grows Program

Website: www.hccdc.org

Point of Contact: Vincent L. Bass

E-Mail Address: vbass@hccdc.org

Phone Number: 402-878-2192

Center For Traditional Medicine

Website: www.cwis.org

Point of Contact: Leslie Korn

E-Mail Address: lekorn@cwis.org

Healthy Choices Program At Center School

Website: www.centerschool.org

Point of Contact: Joseph Rice

E-Mail Address: jrice@centerschool.org

Meskwaki Agriculture & Food Sovereignty

Website: https://meskwaki.org/community-services/mfsi/

Point of Contact: Shelley R. Buffalo

E-Mail Address: fsc.econdev@meskwaki-nsn.gov

North Leupp Family Farms

Website: northleuppfamilyfarm.org

E-Mail Address: nlffarms@gmail.com

Phone Number: 928-299-9137

Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC)

Website: www.oknativeassets.org

Point of Contact: Christy Finsel

E-Mail Address: Cfinsel@ooknativeassets.org

Phone Number: 405-401-7873

Gakwi:Yo:H Farms

Website: https://sni.org/departments/gakwiyoh-farms, facebook.com/GakwiyohFarms

Point of Contact: Michael Snyder

E-Mail Address: michael.l.snyder@sni.org

Phone Number: 716-801-0116

Alnapek Kkihkan (The People's Garden)

Point of Contact: Maria Girouard   

E-Mail Address: sacredhomelands@gmail.com

Natwani Coalition

Website: www.natwanicoalition.org

Point of Contact: Terri Honani

E-Mail Address: thonani@hopifoundation.org

Phone Number: 928-734-2380

Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC)

Website: www.wtcac.org

Point of Contact: Alan Johnson

E-Mail Address: WTCAC1@gmail.com

Phone Number: 920-618-1402

Michigan Food Access Collaborative

Website: www.facebook.com/HannahvilleHealthCenter

Point of Contact: Kelly Hansen

E-Mail Address: kelly.hansen@hichealth.org

Phone Number: 906-723-2570

Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems

Website: http://www.oneidanation.org/ocifs

Point of Contact: Jesse Padron

E-Mail Address: jpadron@oneidanation.org

Phone Number: (920)869-4454

Chi-Nations Youth Council

Website: https://chinationsyouth.weebly.com/, Facebook.com/NativeYouth

Point of Contact: Janie Pochel

E-Mail Address: chinationsyouthcoucil@gmail.com

FAST Blackfeet

Website: www.fastblackfeet.org

E-Mail Address: FASTBlackfeet@gmail.com

Phone Number: 406-845-2404

Paeloko Learning Center

Website: www.kauahea.org, www.paeloko.org

Point of Contact: Hokulani Holt

E-Mail Address: kauahea@gmail.com

Phone Number: 8082697569

Indigenous Food Network

Website: diw-mn.org

Point of Contact: Louise Matson

E-Mail Address: lmatson@diw-mn.org

Tolani Lake Enterprises

Website: https://www.tolanilake.org/

Point of Contact: Stephanie Hall     

E-Mail Address: stephanie@tolanilake.org

Phone Number: 928-686-6106

Bird Creek Farm

Website: osagenation-nsn.gov

Point of Contact: Jason George

E-Mail Address: jason.george@osagenation-nsn.gov

Phone Number: 918-287-5367

San Xavier Cooperative

Website: www.sanxaviercoop.org

Point of Contact: Gabriel Vega

E-Mail Address: gvega@sanxaviercoop.org

Salmon Marketing Program

Website: www.critfc.org

Point of Contact: Buck Jones

E-Mail Address: buck@critfc.org

Phone Number: 503-731-1319

United Tribes Technical College Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

Website: www.uttc.edu

Point of Contact: Brian McGinness

E-Mail Address: bmcginness@uttc.edu

Phone Number: (701)221-1426

Diné Policy Institute

Website: https://www.dinecollege.edu/about_dc/dine-policy-institute-dpi/

Point of Contact: Franklin Sage

E-Mail Address: fsage@dinecollege.edu

Phone Number: 928-724-6943

Aaniiih Nakoda College (ANC) Demonstration Garden & Greenhouse project

Website: www.ancollege.edu

Point of Contact: Cheryl L. Morales

E-Mail Address: cmorales@ancollege.edu

Phone Number: (406)353-2607

Small Farms Of The Kodiak Archipelago

Point of Contact: Robbie Townsend Vennel

E-Mail Address: robbietownsendvennel.kali@gmail.com

Phone Number: 907-299-6185

Seed Change In Native Communities Project

Website: http://www.farmtoschool.org/our-work/native-communities

Point of Contact: Alena Paisano

E-Mail Address: alena@farmtoschool.org

Phone Number: 505-819-8277

Tanka Fund

Website: https://tankafund.org

Point of Contact: Renae Ditmer

E-Mail Address: info@renaeditmer.com

Phone Number: 703-989-6750

Ho-Chunk Farms

Website: https://www.facebook.com/hochunk.farms.5

Point of Contact: Aaron LaPointe

E-Mail Address: alapointe@hochunkfarms.com

Phone Number: (402)878-2809 ext. 1309

Micmac Farms

Website: https://www.facebook.com/MicmacFarms/

Point of Contact: Jacob Pelkey

E-Mail Address: jpelkey@micmacfarms.com

Phone Number: (207) 551-6227

Urban Indian Health Institute

Website: https://www.uihi.org/

Point of Contact: Sofia Locklear

E-Mail Address: sofial@uihi.org

Yazzie the Chef

Website: https://www.yazziethechef.com/

Point of Contact: Brian Yazzie

E-Mail Address: brian@yazziethechef.com

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Food Pantry

Website: https://mashpeewampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/food-pantry

Point of Contact: Darlene Scott

E-Mail Address: darlene.scott@mwtribe-NSN.gov

Phone Number: (508) 477-0208 Ext. 189

Sioux Chef

Website: http://sioux-chef.com/

Point of Contact: Sean Sherman

E-Mail Address: sean@sioux-chef.com, info@sioux-chef.com

Phone Number: 612.486.CHEF (2433)

Toasted Sister Podcast

Website: https://toastedsisterpodcast.com/

Point of Contact: Andi Murphy


Website: https://www.icollectiveinc.org/; https://business.facebook.com/pg/ICollective/

Point of Contact: David Rico/Brit Reed

E-Mail Address: icollectiveinc@gmail.com

Yurok Tribe Food Sovereignty

Website: http://planwestpartners.com/yurok-tribe-food-sovereignty/

Klamath Trinity Food Security

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-Business/Klamath-Trinity-Resource-Conservation-District-505064716252863/

Point of Contact: Meagen Baldy

E-Mail Address: meagen18@gmail.com

Phone Number: (530) 625-4846

Muckleshoot Tribal School

Website: https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/pnw-history-culture/muckleshoot.cshtml

Point of Contact: Valerie Segrest

E-Mail Address: vsegrest@gmail.com


Point of Contact: Holly Hunts

E-Mail Address: hhunts@montana.edu

Phone Number: (406) 994-7993

Sakari Farms

Website: https://sakarifarms.weebly.com/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Agricultural-Service/Sakari-Farms-224485035156593/

Point of Contact: Spring Olson

E-Mail Address: sakarifarms@gmail.com

Phone Number: 541-647-9604

Tribal Practices For Wellness In Indian Country

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/healthytribes/tribalpractices.htm

Point of Contact: Joy Johnson

E-Mail Address: joy.johnson@winnebagotribe.com


Point of Contact: Marcus Briggs-Cloud

E-Mail Address: fekecvte@gmail.com

Intertribal Agriculture Council

Website: https://www.indianag.org

Point of Contact: Zach Ducheneaux

E-Mail Address: zach@indianag.org

Phone Number: (406) 259-3525; (605) 964-8320


Website: https://www.marionpolkfoodshare.org/programs/emergency-food/iskam-mekhmek-haws/

Point of Contact: Lexi Stickel

E-Mail Address: astickel@marionpolkfoodshare.org

Phone Number: 503-581-3855

Growing Resilience

Website: http://growingresilience.org/

E-Mail Address: info@growingresilience.org

Phone Number: 307 399 3247

Native Foods Group (Mohegan)

Point of Contact:Stephanie Fear      

E-Mail Address: Safear1989@gmail.com

American Indian Health And Family Services – Sacred Roots Food Sovereignty & Wellness Programs

Website: http://www.aihfs.org/sacredroots.html

Point of Contact: Nickole Fox

E-Mail Address: nfox@aihfs.org,

Phone Number: (313)846-3718

Nw Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition (WEAVE-NW)

Website: http://www.npaihb.org/ntfs-coalition/

E-Mail Address: weave@npaihb.org

Phone Number: 503-228-4185

Indigenous Environmental Network

Website: https://www.ienearth.org/

Point of Contact: Jennifer Falcon

E-Mail Address: jennifer@ienearth.org

Phone Number: 218-751-4967    

EBCI Horticulture Office, Cherokee, NC Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Website: https://cherokeenaturalresources.com/horticulture/

Point of Contact: David Anderson

E-Mail Address: daviande@nc-cherokee.com

Phone Number: 828-359-6099

Native Nutrition Conference

Website: https://seedsofnativehealth.org/conference/

Point of Contact: Mindy Kurzer

E-Mail Address: mkurzer@umn.edu

Phone Number: ((651) 485-8246

Dream Of Wild Health

Website: https://dreamofwildhealth.org/

Point of Contact: Neely Snyder

E-Mail Address: Neely@dreamofwildhealth.org

Phone Number: (612)874-4200 (ext. 115)

Ndee Bikiyaa

Website: https://ndeebikiyaa.org/

Point of Contact: Danya Carroll

E-Mail Address: danyacarroll@wmats.us

Phone Number: 970-6161146

American Indian Cancer Foundation

Website: https://www.americanindiancancer.org/

Point of Contact: Joy Persall (Interim CEO)

E-Mail Address: japersall@gmail.com

Phone Number: 612-790-1711

Indigenous Food Lab

Website: https://www.natifs.org/indigenous-food-lab/

Point of Contact: JDana Thompson

E-Mail Address: dana@sioux-chef.com

Phone Number: 612-242-9700

Ohelaku Among The Corn Stalks

Point of Contact: Laura Manthe

E-Mail Address: lmanthe@oneidanation.org

Phone Number: 920-496-5360    

Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners

Website: https://oktep.com/

Point of Contact: Sarah Miracle

E-Mail Address: Sarahmiracle@OKTEP.com

Diné Community Advocacy Alliance

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dineadvocacy/about/?ref=page_internal

Point of Contact: Denisa Livingston

E-Mail Address: info@dineadvovacy.org, denisaworldwide@gmail.com

Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network

Website: https://ifkn.org/

Point of Contact: Mary Beth Jager (Research Coordination Team Member)

E-Mail Address: jager@email.arizona.edu

Phone Number: 406.461.5531

Harvest Nation, Inc.

Website: https://ifkn.org/

Point of Contact: Mary Beth Jager (Research Coordination Team Member)

E-Mail Address: jager@email.arizona.edu

Phone Number: 406.461.5531

Makoce Agriculture Development

Point of Contact: Nick Hernandez

E-Mail Address: nick@makoceag.org

Phone Number: 605-407-4744

Cheyenne River Youth Project

Website: https://lakotayouth.org/

Point of Contact: Julie Garreau

E-Mail Address: julie.cryp@gmail.com, lakotayouth@gmail.com

Phone Number: 605-964-8201

Unconquered Life (Chickasaw Nation)

Website: https://unconquered.life/

Point of Contact: Jackie Lee

E-Mail Address: jackie@unconquered.life

Phone Number: (580) 436-2603

Tohono O'odham Community Action, TOCA

Website: https://www.facebook.com/TOCA-Tohono-Oodham-Community-Action-137202393001616/

Phone Number: 520-383-4966

Gitigaanike, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

Website: https://www.4directionsdevelopment.com/

Point of Contact: Sharon James

E-Mail Address: sjames@redlakenation.org

Phone Number: 218-679-1460

Blackfeet ARMP

Website: http://www.blackfeetarmp.com

Point of Contact: Loren BirdRattler

E-Mail Address: lbirdrattler@blackfeetnation.com

Phone Number: (406) 338-7522

Native Health of Phoenix Garden Program

Website: https://www.nativehealthphoenix.org/services/community-health-and-wellness/gardens/

Point of Contact: Melissa Kruse-Peeples

E-Mail Address: mkpeeples@nachci.com

Phone Number: (602) 279-5262


Website: https://www.indigikitchen.com/

Point of Contact: Mariah Gladsone

E-Mail Address: indigikitchen@gmail.com

Colorado River Indian Tribes (Crit)/Federally Recognized Tribal Extension

Program (Frtep) Veggie Demonstration Program

Website: https://www.indiancountryextension.org/extension/office/colorado-river-indian-tribes-extension

Lakota Food Sovereignty Coalition

Website: https://thundervalley.org/program-guide/food-sovereignty-coalition

Point of Contact: Tatawa Means or Dianne Amiotte-Seidel

E-Mail Address: tatewin@thundervalley.org, dianne@thundervalley.org

Phone Number: (605) 455-2700

Tyonek Tribal Conservation District

Website: http://ttcd.org/

Point of Contact: Christy Cincotta

Phone Number: (907) 646-3109

First Nations Development Institute: Nourishing Native Foods & Health

Website: https://www.firstnations.org/

Point of Contact: A-dae Romero-Briones

E-Mail Address: abriones@firstnations.org

Phone Number: 303-774-7836

American Indian Cancer Foundation

Conversation #1: American Indian Cancer Foundation

Date: June 11, 2019

Partner: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People

Interviewee: Joy Persall, Interim CEO and Principal Consultant

Alaska Tribal Conservation Alliance

Date: August 8, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Tyler Mockta, Eden Romero, Kyla Gongora

American Indian Cancer Foundation - June 11, 2019

Date: June 11, 2019
Partner: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Joy Persall (Anishinaabe Metis from Canada), Interim CEO and Principal Consultant

Blackfeet Agriculture Resource Management Plan (ARMP)

Date: August 2, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Will Seeley, Food Policy Planner and Loren Bird Rattler, Project Manager

Diné Community Advocacy Alliance

Date: June 6, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Denisa Livingston (Diné /Navajo), Food Justice Organizer

Dream of Wild Health

Date: June 6, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew Headwater People
Interviewee: Neely Snyder (St. Croix Ojibwe), Executive Director, Dream of Wild Health

Feed Seven Generations

Date: June 19, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Valerie Segrest, Executive Director; Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe


Date: August 18, 2019
Interviewer: Matthew Hayashi, Headwater People
Interviewee: Hillel Echo-Hawk (Pawnee), Chef

Intertribal Agriculture Council

Date: June 6, 2019
Partner: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Zach Ducheneaux, Executive Director

Indigenous Environmental Network

Date: June 7, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew Headwater People
Interviewee: Simone Senogles (Anishinaabe from Red Lake), Food Sovereignty Program Coordinator

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas

Date: August 2, 2019
Interviewer: Meghan Jernigan, Headwater People
Interviewee: Colby Duren, JD (Chickasaw Nation), Director

Intertribal Agriculture Council - June 6, 2019

Date: June 6, 2019
Partner: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Zach Ducheneaux (Cheyenne River Sioux), Executive Director

Lower Sioux Health Center

Date: June 5, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Stacy Hammer (Bdewakantunwan Dakota), Director of Community Health

NāTIFS-North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems

Date: June 21, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Dana Thompson (Anishinaabe and lineal descendant Midwaka Dakota), Executive Director, North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NāTIFS) ; Owner, The Sioux Chef and Indigenous Food Lab.

Native American Agriculture Fund

Date: June 5, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Janie Hipp (Chickasaw Nation), President/CEO; Founding Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law

Native Nutrition Conference (University of Minnesota Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute)

Date: June 6, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Mindy Kurzer, Director; Jared Walhowe, Assistant Director; Megan Forcia (The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe), Native American Programs Coordinator and a part of the Midwest Native Youth Food Alliance.

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Northwest Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition

Date: July 31, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Nora Frank-Buckner (Nez Perce and Klamath), Project Coordinator for the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country and the Northwest Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition

Northwest Native American Center of Excellence and Wy'east Post Baccalaureate Pathway at Oregon Health & Science University

Date: June 26, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Dr. Erik Brodt (Ojibwe from Minnesota), Director, Northwest Native American Center of Excellence, and Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine; Founder, We Are Healers

Quapaw Nation

Date: August 2, 2019
Interviewer: Meghan Jernigan, Headwater People
Interviewee: John Berrey (Quapaw Nation), Chairman


Date: June 21, 2019
Partner: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Benjamin Jacobs (Osage Nation), Co-Owner and Co-Founder

Urban Indian Health Institute

Date: July 10, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew, Headwater People
Interviewee: Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee), Director, Urban Indian Health Institute

Zuni Youth Enrichment Project

Date: June 19, 2019
Interviewer: Sarah Ballew Headwater People
Interviewee: Tom Faber, MD, MPH, Founder and Co-Director

Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems

The Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems (OCIFS) group is here as a team to help families by housing a community food system that will include traditional food products and help create a local economy that will provide jobs, and promote and encourage long term solutions to farm and nutrition issues on the Oneida Reservation.

Intertribal Agriculture Council

The Intertribal Agriculture Council conducts a wide range of programs designed to further the goal of improving Indian Agriculture. The IAC promotes the Indian use of Indian resources and contracts with federal agencies to maximize resources for tribal members.

First Nations Development Institute

Founded in 1980, First Nations began its national grantmaking program in 1993. Through mid-year 2019, we have successfully managed 1,648 grants totaling more than $34.9 million to Native American projects and organizations in 40 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territory American Samoa. Our grantmaking program provides both financial and technical resources to tribes and Native nonprofit organizations to support asset-based development efforts. Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign / Policy Innovation Fund. Keepseagle Fast-Track Grant Program.

Sioux Chef

Restaurant, cookbook, food truck - We are committed to revitalizing Native American Cuisine and in the process we are re-identifying North American Cuisine and reclaiming an important culinary culture long buried and often inaccessible.

Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA)

NAFSA is dedicated to restoring, supporting and developing Indigenous food systems through best practices and advocacy that place Indigenous peoples at the center of national, Tribal and local policies and natural resources management to ensure food security and health of all future generations. Supports tribal food summits, recently both the Southwest and Great Lakes Intertribal food summits. The Cheyenne River Youth Project Strengthens Connections to Lakota Culture While Embracing the Principles of Food Sovereignty and Security.


Restaurants and food truck business

Native American Agriculture Fund

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) provides grants to eligible organizations for business assistance, agricultural education, technical support, and advocacy services to support Native farmers and ranchers.

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative

The Initiative enhaces health and wellness in tribal communities by advancing healthy food systems, diversified economic development and cultural food traditions in Indian County. They empower tribal governments, farmers, ranchers, and food businesses by providing strategic planning and technical assistance; by creating new academic and professional executive education programs in food systems and agriculture; and by increasing student enrollment in land grant universities in food and agricultural related disciplines.

Seeds of Native Health

Important work to solve the problems of Indian nutrition is already being done by many tribes, nonprofits, public health experts, researchers, and advocates on a localized basis. But much more work remains to be done to raise awareness, spread knowledge, create capacity for change, and develop additional solutions. Seeds of Native Health is a multifaceted national campaign to improve Native American nutrition and is supported by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The effort includes grant-making, sharing of best practices, capacity-building, sponsored research, and educational initiatives.

Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation

The NB3 Foundation is a national, award-winning Native American nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing Native American childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. The NB3 Foundation invests in evidence-based, community-driven and culturally relevant programs that promote health, physical activity and nutrition, ensuring healthy futures for Native American children and their communities. We are committed to ensuring that all Native American youth live healthy, happy and fulfilled lives.

QAQAMIIĜUX̂ Head Start Traditional Foods Preschool Curriculum

Preschool curriculum, cook book, Tundra to Table cooking series, family nutrition

Community Outreach & Patient Empowerment Program

COPE strives to promote healthy, prosperous, and empowered Native communities through three collaborative approaches: Robust, community-based outreach; Local capacity building and system-level partnerships; and Increasing access to healthy foods.

Honor the Earth

The focus of our Food Security granting program is to support Native-led efforts in food sovereignty through both re granting, and by leveraging intellectual support through resources, trainings, speaking, and consultations with grassroots organizations and tribal governments in the drafting of tribal food policy.

Neely Snyder

The mission of Dream of Wild Health is to restore health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods, medicines and lifeways. Youth programs and community gardening, community farm.

Valerie Segrest

Valerie is a native nutrition educator who specializes in local and traditional foods. As an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, she serves her community as the coordinator of Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project and also works as the Traditional Foods and Medicines Program Manager. In 2010 she co-authored the book Feeding the People, Feeding the Spirit: Revitalizing Northwest Coastal Indian Food Culture. She is a Kellogg Fellow at the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy. Valerie inspires and enlightens others about the importance of a nutrient-dense diet through a simple, common-sense approach to eating. 

Elizabeth Hoover

This project was initially motivated  through working with the  Mohawk farming and gardening organization Kanenhi:io Ionkwaienthon:hakie (We Are Planting Good Seeds), a collective of farmers, educators, food activists and youth working to educate and motivate the community of Akwesasne to grow good food. Conducts interviews and visits gardens, attends Native food conferences, and Native chef events.

Rowen White

Seeds; Restoring, supporting and developing Indigenous food systems through best practices and advocacy that place Indigenous peoples at the center of national, Tribal and local policies and natural resources management to ensure food security and health of all future generations

Linda Black Elk

Watoto Unyutapi- a feild guide to edible wild plants of the Dakota People

Steven Bond

Eastern Oklahoma Region; 

Hillel Echo-Hawk

Chef: indigenous-based, pre-colonization foods 

Sharon Ka'iulani Odam

Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (KKV) was formed by the Kalihi Valley community as a non-profit corporation in 1972, in response to the absence of accessible and appropriate health care services for the valley’s low-income, Asian and Pacific Island immigrant population. Today, KKV employs staff who are fluent in 20 Asian and Pacific Island languages and dialects, and work out of nine locations throughout the valley—including two of the largest public housing communities in the State of Hawai‘i—and 100 acres of leased State Park land at the back of Kalihi Valley.

Joy Persall

Persall coaches leaders and teams, and has over 20 years of experience working as an executive director and organization development leader as the Executive Director of Native Americans in Philanthropy, and Associate Director of The Headwaters Foundation for Justice. Awarded a 2010 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship she focused on coaching, indigenous leadership and culturally informed organization development.

Andi Murphy

Radio about Native Food; Toasted Sister Podcast took first place for general excellence (in the professional division II) in radio and podcasting at the Native American Journalists Association 2019 National Native Media awards.


The I-Collective stands for four principles: Indigenous, Inspired, Innovative, and Independent. An autonomous group of Indigenous chefs, activists, herbalists, seed, and knowledge keepers, the I-Collective strives to open a dialogue and create a new narrative that highlights not only historical Indigenous contributions, but also promotes our community's resilience and innovations in gastronomy, agriculture, the arts, and society at large. 

American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Location: Alexandria, VA 

The center provides access to a broad spectrum of on-going AIHEC activities, intercommunity information resources and data repositories. Many sections of the Center are open to the public. Other sections are restricted to specific groups of participants engaged in cooperative AIHEC projects. 

American Indian College Fund

Publishes articles, research journals

Native Food Systems Resource Center

Longmont, Colorada and Fredericksburg, Virginia


Native Seeds SEARCH

Seed bank, Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S) is a nonprofit seed conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Our mission is to conserve and promote the arid-adapted crop diversity of the Southwest in support of sustainable farming and food security.

Northwest Indian College, Traditional Plants and Foods Program

The NWIC Cooperative Extension Office offers a wide variety of community education programs, workshops, train the trainers, conferences, and events throughout the Pacific Northwest. To date, our Extension programs have been hosted by 26 of Washington’s 29 tribes. Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and wellness for indigenous people through culturally grounded, multi-generational, and holistic programs.

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative

The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative encompasses multi-disciplinary research, service, and education opportunities.

Fayetteville, AR

Whitney Sawney, wsawney@uark.edu


Wallace Center

The Wallace Center develops partnerships, pilots new ideas, and advances solutions to strengthen communities through resilient farming and food systems.

Arlington, Virginia



John Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Health

Programming in multiple locations, Univeristy based in Baltimore, MD

Phone: (410) 955-6931


North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

Associate Professor Donna Grandbois, (701) 231-9793, Donna.Grandbois@ndsu.edu


American Indian Culture and Research Journal

UCLA, American Indian Studies Center in Los Angeles, CA

Phone: 310-206-7508 | Email: aisc@ucla.edu 


Native Wellness Institute

Gresham, OR

Jillene Joseph , Executive Director , 503-666-7669, jillene@nativewellness.com