This one is LOADED with experience and information highlighting the success story deploying internship opportunities for young native professionals pursuing a future in environmental work and sustainable use of natural resources between the Intertribal Agriculture Council and Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA). Join Keir, Electa, and Matt in an informational conversation with special guests Erin, Crystal, Wiyaka. Plenty of information for everyone, tune in now!!
Host Matthew Denetclaw had a great time visiting with Cherilyn Yazzie and her husband Michael Hester who own Coffee Pot Farms. Located in the Southwest Region of the Navajo Nation in Dilkon, Arizona Coffee Pot Farms is so much more than a small scale operation. They are leading a movement within their community to engage their fellow community members to grow and supply fresh produce. Truly an inspiring and unique story. Listen Now!
The curtain may have closed on the 2020 Intertribal Food Summit, but, we cannot get enough of Chef Crystal Wahpepah! A nationally recognized indigenous chef featured on the Food Networks "Chopped" reality TV show. She has accomplished so much over her career and has more goals to reach. Join host Matthew Denetclaw in Oakland, California!
A must listen! Jon Greendeer from the Oneida Nation and current Health & Wellness Director for the Ho-Chunk Nation is a distinctive personality with tons to share. More importantly, he is a great ambassador for Indian Agriculture. Hear his story right now with host Matthew Denetclaw. This episode series is brought to you by American Indian Foods.
Today we find a great American Indian Foods producer located in the heartland, actually, Hoyt, Kansas where host Matthew Denetclaw visits with Morning Light Kombucha Owner Melinda Williamson. This is truly a great episode for anybody seeking advice and solutions in the beginning stages of building an agribusiness. Trust us, this is a raw and real conversation where Melinda tells all!
Acorn Bites is so much more than a product. The Tribal Youth Ambassadors are proud to represent the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center in Santa Rosa, California. They are Pomo and Miwok youth who advocate for our tribal communities and cultures through our many educational projects and public presentations on California Indian history, cultures, and contemporary life. Join Electa Hare-Redcorn as she leads a fulfilling conversation with Nicole (Nikki) Lim the Director of the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center.
Welcome to Oregon! Host Electa Hare-Redcorn visits with Spring Alaska owner of Sakari Botanicals. Sakari Farms is located in Tumalo, the heart of Central Oregon. Sakari Farms is unique in growing Native American Tribal Foods, offering on-farm Technical Assistance through our on-farm classes, and implementing research-based tribal seed production, contract, and wholesale growing. Current growing creations consist of specialty tribal peppers, tomatoes, herbs, and one of a kind native flowers. Her farm practices organic and biodynamic growing practices and holds the Intertribal Agricultural Council’s “Made by Native American” value-added label. Listen now!
We're out west where host Matthew Denetclaw visits with our friend Jim Etters at Seka Hills. In native Patwin language, ‘Séka’ means ‘blue,’ and in selecting Séka Hills as the name for their line of premium tribal products, they honor the blue hills that overlook our homeland in Northern California’s Capay Valley. Today, with more than 17,000 total acres in production, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation owns one of the most diverse farming operations in Yolo County and is one of a few tribes with expanding agriculture in California. Join Us for a great conversation!
Quapaw Nation started its agricultural program in 2010 to exert food sovereignty for its citizens. It quickly grew. They added a coffee roasting business, a brewery, and so much more! But, during the pandemic, the Nation's beef processing plant faces new challenges with the demand increases to continue serving tribal citizens and outside ranches needing a facility to get their product from farm to table. Host Matthew Denetclaw visits with our friend Chris Roper, the tribe's agricultural director and all-around a great person. Learn more about this unique operation and get ready to become inspired!
Welcome to the 2020 Intertribal Food Summit! Here is a panel presentation with Kole Fitzpatrick, Zachary Ilbery, and Matthew Denetclaw discussing solutions to keep 4-H and FFA programs in Indian Country on track, adapting to the pandemic, and navigating policies centered around tribal governments.