Traditional Food Knowledge
Traditional food knowledge in Native American communities is vital to reclaiming traditional food systems.
Other approaches include practical courses that incorporate traditional food knowledge at academic programs like the University of North Carolina Pembroke American Indian Studies program.
New resources and energy in this space are coming from Native American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NĀTIFS). This was founded by Chef Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota), who also founded The Sioux Chef. NĀTIFS’ mission is to promote Indigenous foodways education and facilitate Indigenous food access.
In partnership with the CDC, the International Association for Indigenous Aging has created the first of a series of 6 Healthy Food rack cards. This healthy eating-focused message series includes practical advice and culturally relevant recipes. These healthy eating rack cards are available to the public.