Sixth Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

Resurgence of Indigenous Foodways

September 10-12, 2023 - Mystic Lake Center, Prior Lake, Minnesota

The Sixth Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition will bring together tribal and community leaders, nutrition and wellness educators, researchers and students, health practitioners, government officials, funders, and others to discuss the current state of both Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native food systems, food sovereignty, nutrition, and health, and will identify new areas of work. The most cutting edge information will be presented, and networking, community building, and the formation of new collaborations among the attendees will be encouraged and facilitated.

Join us for sessions on Indigenous perspectives on the role of food in health and wellbeing, model tribal programs, the state of Indigenous science, and food policy. Presentations by Nicole Redvers (Deninu K'ue First Nation), Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan (Choctaw), Melissa Walls (Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nations Anishinaabe), Beverly Stabber Warne (Oglala Lakota), Alika Maunakea (Native Hawaiian) and more!

New this year!

  • Indigenous chef expo featuring regional dishes prepared by Chefs Tawnya Brant, Nephi Craig, Kealoha Domingo, Ben Jacobs, Valerie Segrest, Kim Tilsen-Braveheart, Crystal Wahpepah, Nico Albert Williams, and more!
  • Come in early to attend one of the seven exciting pre-conference workshops Sunday morning September 10 (including four brand-new workshops): Indigenous wellness through movement; food for health and recovery; Dream of Wild Health youth education and leadership; tour of Dakota sacred site; Native gardens and culture; and foraging for edible wild plants.
  • The produce safety training workshop is FULL. No more registrations will be accepted.

Register Now!

Please email [email protected] with any questions about registration.

Click here to watch videos of our 2022 conference!

Presenting Sponsors

health food, healthy lives institute university of minnesota



center for indigenous health research and policy



Diamond Sponsors

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Tamalpais Trust

Gold Sponsors

Feeding America


John's Hopkins University Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance

Newman's Own Foundation


The University of Hawai'i Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity

University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Silver Sponsors

11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation

Colorado Department of Human Services

Food and Agriculture Organization and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives

Stagetime Productions

University of Minnesota Medical School

Bronze Sponsors

Montana State University Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity

Paul Thomas

University of Minnesota Extension