Native American Agriculture Fund Is Helping Empower Farmers

A new agriculture fund is supporting Tribal nations and communities in their efforts to revitalize ancient food systems throughout the United States.

18 Organizations Protecting Biodiversity in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico

The American Southwest is a place of stunning biodiversity, which is being threatened by urbanization and habitat destruction. These organizations, many of which are rooted in indigenous communities, are working to protect and honor the region’s diversity.

Supporting Indigenous Foodways Is For Everyone, Says Daniels

A registered Native Hawai’ian, Daniels is using the Good Food Purchasing Program to push public institutions to support diverse food producers.

Indigikitchen Is Bringing Native Food Sovereignty Online

Indigikitchen is providing a platform to help disseminate Indigenous food recipes and help eaters recognize their impact on the planet. 

The Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways

Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, talks about learning from indigenous wisdom in the food system.

Native Voices Convene for Food Tank Summit on Indigenous Foods

Food Tank and Arizona State University’s (ASU) “The Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways” Summit on January 22, 2020, is convening native voices and food system leaders to help bring Indigenous knowledge to the forefront of conversations on food system transformation.

Everything Is Relational in Food Allyship, Says Denisa Livingston

Denisa Livingston of the Diné Community Advocacy Alliance talks about struggles and successes in the Navajo community—and how others can be good allies.

Opinion | How Fiery Desert Chilis Can Protect Us from Climate Change

A landscape of thorny agaves, cacti, mesquite trees, and rock is not the first place one might imagine searching for the future of food. How could such a hot, dry place contain some of the keys to nourishing the world?

How Native American Diets Benefit From Tucson’s Indigenous Seed Bank

In Tucson, Arizona, the nonprofit Native Seeds/SEARCH maintains a ‘library’ full of heritage seeds indigenous to the Southwestern US and Mexico. Several distribution programs return these seeds to Native Americans who historically incorporated the crops in their daily diets.