Day 1: May 23, 2022

2022 Conference Videos

Welcome Remarks

Drum group: Battle Creek
Denisa Livingston, MPH (Diné Nation), Conference MC
Keith Anderson, Chairman, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Joan T.A. Gabel, President, University of Minnesota
Tikki Brown, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Peggy Flanagan (White Earth Nation), Lieutenant Governor, State of Minnesota

Karen Diver

Decolonizing and Indigenizing the Relationship Between Universities and Tribes
Karen Diver (Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), Senior Advisor to the University of Minnesota President on Native American Affairs, Minneapolis, MN

Michael Yellow Bird

Fasting, Intermittent Fasting, and the Benefits of Going Without: #decolonizeyourneedtofeed
Michael Yellow Bird, MSW, PhD (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara), Dean, University of Manitoba School of Social Work, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Nephi Craig

Indigenous Foodways: Adapting to Change
Nephi Craig, BHT, ACRPS (White Mountain Apache/Diné), Founder, Native American Culinary Association, and Rainbow Treatment Center, White River, AZ

Beverly Stabber Warne

Elder Perspective on Food for Healing
Beverly Stabber Warne, RN, MSN (Oglala Lakota), South Dakota State University College of Nursing, Rapid City, SD

Food for Healing Panel

Denisa Livingston
, MPH (Diné Nation)
Nephi Craig
, BHT, ACRPS (White Mountain Apache/Diné)
Michael Yellow Bird, MSW, PhD (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara)
Beverly Stabber Warne, RN, MSN (Oglala Lakota)

Andrea Carmen

Keynote: Building the Resiliency of Indigenous Food Systems in Response to COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis
Andrea Carmen (Yaqui), Executive Director, International Indian Treaty Council, Tucson, AZ

Day 2: May 24, 2022

2022 Conference Videos

Food Sovereignty & Seed Rematriation

Chef Sean Sherman
(Oglala Lakota), Co-Founder and Co-Owner, The Sioux Chef and Owamni by The Sioux Chef Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Lowden
(Acoma Pueblo), Indigenous Seedkeepers Network Program Coordinator, Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA), Pueblo of Acoma, NM
Shiloh Maples (Ojibwe/Odawa), Programs Manager, NAFSA, Detroit, MI
Supported by NAFSA

Lexie Holden

Supporting Indigenous Food Producers: Opportunities for Growth and Development Through Intertribal Agriculture Council Programming
Lexie Holden (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations, Intertribal Agriculture Council, Washington, DC

KayAnn Miller

Bringing Traditional Foods into Institutional Food Service Settings
KayAnn Miller, MBA (Potawatomi), former executive chef, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Ali Hard

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Updates: Supporting Access to Nutritious Traditional Foods in Indian Country
Alison (Ali) Hard, Senior Policy Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Alexandria, VA

Joe Van Alstine

Supporting Access to Nutritious and Traditional Foods Through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) – a Tribal Perspective
Joe Van Alstine (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians), Midwest Region President, National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (NAFDPIR), Harbor Springs, MI

Darnell Rides At The Door

Elder Perspective on the Importance of Passing on Knowledge of Traditional Food Preparation
Darnell Rides At The Door (Pikuni-Blackfeet Nation), Elder, Historian, Traditional Knowledge Keeper, Spring Hill Ranch, MT

Pecha Kucha

Rooted in Health: History and Purpose of FAST Blackfeet’s Programs
*D Antelope (Blackfeet and Eastern Shoshone), FAST Blackfeet, Browning, MT

Building Respectful Collaborations with Oregon Tribes and Urban Communities
*O Davis (Descendant of MN Chippewa), *D Macy (Anishinaabe descendant /Basque)

Helping to Build a Communication Platform for Indigenous Populations to Receive Nutrition Messaging
*O Desjarlais (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians), *D Desjarlais (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians), NativeWellness.Life, Billings, MT

Truth Telling: Gardens, Farming and Food experiences at the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School
*T Morrow (Six Nations of the Grand River), S Bomberry (Six Nations of the Grand River), S Juutilainen (Oneida Nation of the Thames), B Freeman (Six Nations of the Grand River), R Hanning, J Yessis

Enacting Treaty Rights through Restoring Shoshone Ancestral Foods on the Wind River Indian Reservation
*JF Keith, L Olsen (Eastern Shoshone descendant), N Barney (Eastern Shoshone), C Clark, J LeBeau (Eastern Shoshone), D Meyers (Eastern Shoshone), *C Mills (Eastern Shoshone), J Mionczynski, *V Panzetanga (Eastern Shoshone), A Wechsler

Reclamation of Food Preservation in Urban Native Communities
*D Macy (Anishinaabe Descendant/Basque), K Gonzales (Cherokee Nation Citizen), G Hyde, J Brixey (Choctaw), L Angus (Nimiipuu/Cayuse/Tlingit/Haida), Roberta Eaglehorse-Ortiz, Kaheela Reid

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Nutrition Programs Overview
*L Kaume, US Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), Kansas City, MO

Community-informed Development and Pilot Evaluation of a Diabetes Nutrition Education Program for American Indian and Alaska Natives with Type 2 Diabetes: What Can I Eat? Healthy Choices for American Indian and Alaska Native Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
*SA Stotz, *K Begay (Kickapoo, Seminole, Mvskoke Creek), AG Brega, M McNulty, I Adedoyin, G Austin, N Couture, H Garrow (Saint Regis Mohawk), U Harris (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians), L Jiang, N O’Banion, D Pavli, H Pontius, L Scarton (Choctaw), J Yanson, KR Moore (Muscogee Creek), For the AI/AN WCIE Study Group

Day 3: May 25, 2022

2022 Conference Videos

Erin Parker

Native Farm Bill Coalition: Farm Bill 2023 Priorities
Erin S. Parker, JD, LLM, Executive Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, AR

Julie Ralston Aoki

Supporting Community Health and Nutrition Through Tribal Policy
Julie Ralston Aoki, JD, Director, Healthy Eating and Active Living Programs, Public Health Law Center, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St Paul, MN

Chef Sean Sherman

The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America: Presentation and Cooking Demonstration
Chef Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota), Co-Founder and Co-Owner, The Sioux Chef and Owamni by The Sioux Chef Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN

Elder & Youth Panel

Valerie Nuvayestewa
Danielle Antelope
(Blackfeet and Eastern Shoshone)
Elsie DuBray (Oóhenuŋpa Lakxóta, Nueta, Hidatsa, Cheyenne River Lakxóta Nation)
Hope Flanagan (Seneca)
Kelli Miner (Ho-Chunk Nation)
Darnell Rides At The Door (Pikuni-Blackfeet Nation)
Beverly Stabber Warne, RN, MSN (Oglala Lakota)