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.