Current Issue

June 2021

Dear Friends,
As the nation begins to reopen, we are energized to continue our support of Native communities. In this summer newsletter, we share highlights of our Nourishing Native Foods & Health program, with a look at a few of our community partners that are leading the way in creating food policy, advancing Native food sovereignty, and improving access to healthy produce and proteins. We hope you all are having a safe, healthy summer, and that these features leave you, too, energized and inspired for the future of Indian Country.

The June 2021 Indian Giver features:

  • The Code to Better Health – With funding coming in part through First Nations’ Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign, Tribal Nation Research Group is investing in Food Policy and improving the local food systems and food economy of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa community.
  • Checking in with the Sicangu Lakota Oyate The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation is a longtime community partner of First Nations that has grown from a barren garden on a hill into an award-winning vision for a food system that is a prototype for communities nationwide.
  • Bringing Fresh Foods to Zuni – From Fruits, to Vegetables, to Meat – Today’s Major Market features a grocery, deli, coffee shop, and bakery, as well as educational resources, healthy eat and go meals, and even fresh meat cut to order. Now, this market is poised to bring even more benefits to the Zuni community.

Plus:

  • Knowledge Makers, Knowledge Sharers – 2020 Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellow Corine Pearce is using the power of basket weaving to reconnect Pomo people to their land and to help Pomo families, like her own, reclaim their ancestral traditions and revitalize their tribal communities.
  • Committed to Mission, Not Checking a Box – This outdoor gear brand is pledging ongoing support to investing in Native lands and communities. Meet Revelry cofounder and CEO Brandon Stewart.

Read the full issue here.