Traditional Foods in Native America

This report highlights traditional foods programs in six culturally and geographically diverse American Indian and Alaska Native communities. For decades, American Indian and Alaska Native communities have been reclaiming traditional foods and practices as an integral part of the Indigenous food sovereignty movement, which embraces identity and history, tribal sovereignty, traditional ways and cultural practices to address health. For this report, the interviews were based on with key persons in each community, illustrating how six traditional foods programs are providing food security efforts that are tribally-supported, culturally significant, and sourced in their very own communities. The programs represented here are a diverse network of communities from harsh
desert climates to fertile coastal lands.