Tribal communities and urban centers are paving the way for groundbreaking work utilizing traditional foods and farming methods. Learn about their work and find opportunities to connect.
The Lower Sioux Health Care Center, founded in March 2015 as the community’s first clinic, provides a combination of primary care, dietetic, dental, optical, retail, and social services. While intended service recipients are tribal citizens, employees, and their families, households within the surrounding 10-mile area are also welcome.
The Conference on Native American Nutrition unites academic research with Indigenous wisdom and knowledge using a strengths-based approach that focuses on the knowledge, power, and resources that Tribal communities haveto improve health equity through food and nutrition. The conference completed its fourth annual event in 2019.
North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NāTIFS) and the Sioux Chef represents a restaurant, education, and training center seeking to decolonize minds and spirits from the kitchen and pantry, to the community.
The Northwest Native American Center of Excellence (NNACOE), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), seeks to comprehensively and sustainably address the healthcare needs of all people by increasing Native American voices in the U.S. health professions workforce.
The Quapaw Nation, located at the conjunction of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, operates diversified agribusiness enterprises and services to address food insecurity within the community, vertically integrates foodstuffs inputs to its own hospitality endeavors and generates livestock and row crops for commodity markets.
The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) is a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board that supports urban American Indian and Alaska Native populations across the United States through data collection and research to strengthen the health and wellness of Indigenous communities.
The Zuni Youth Enrichment Program (ZYEP), established in 2008, takes a community-based, youth-driven approach to connecting Zuni youth with their culture to build self-esteem, empower role models, and help each child reach their potential. ZYEP believes that children are “at-promise” instead of “at risk.”