2019 Conference Videos

Fourth Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

September 15 - 18, 2019
From knowledge to practice: Using both Indigenous wisdom and academic research to improve Native American nutrition

Opening Ceremony

Color Guard: Sisseton-Wahpeton Kit Fox Society

Drum group: Wahpekute

Prayer: Sonya Seaboy, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Welcome Remarks

Emcee: Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee)
Director
Urban Indian Health Institute
Seattle, WA

Mindy S. Kurzer, PhD
Conference Planning Committee Chair
University of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN

Rebecca Crooks-Stratton (Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community)
Secretary/Treasurer
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Prior Lake, MN

Joan T.A. Gabel
President
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Lisa Bayley
Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Children and Family Services
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Saint Paul, MN

Our Changing Homelands, Our Changing Lives

Norma Kassi (Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation)
Advisor to the Canadian Indigenous Leadership Initiative
Co-Director, Canadian Mountain Network
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

SESSION 1: EFFECTIVE TRIBAL NUTRITION POLICIES

Model Food and Agriculture Codes

Colby D. Duren, JD
Director
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
Fayetteville, AR

Erin Parker, JD, LLM
Research Director and Staff Attorney
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
Fayetteville, AR

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How Tribes Can Use the American Indian Agriculture Resource Management Act of 1993 to Promote Health and Nutrition

Loren BirdRattler (Blackfeet)
Project Manager
Agriculture Resource Management Plan
Blackfeet Nation
Browning, MT

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Honoring Little Crow with Healthy and Indigenous Foods

Stacy Hammer, RDN, LD (Lower Sioux)
Director of Community Health
Lower Sioux Health Care Center
Morton, MN

Columbia River Treaty Tribes Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Recommendations and Model Tribal Fish Processing Codes

Buck Jones (Cayuse)
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Portland, OR

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Hearth Act and Tribal Zoning as Tools for Agriculture

Gary Besaw (Menominee)
Director
Department of Agriculture, and Food Systems
Menominee Indian Tribe
Keshena, WI

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Healthy Diné Nation: Empowering our Communities

Denisa Livingston, MPH (Diné)
Community Health Advocate
Diné Community Advocacy Alliance
Fruitland, NM

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Healing With Traditional Foods and Medicine

Leon Nuvayestewa, Sr. (Hopi)
Retired Health Director/Administrator
Hopi Tribe
Polacca, AZ

Tribal Nutrition Policies Panel and Q&A

Moderated by:
Colby D. Duren, JD
Director
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
Fayetteville, AR

Loren BirdRattler (Blackfeet)
Project Manager
Agriculture Resource Management Plan
Blackfeet Nation
Browning, MT

Gary Besaw (Menominee)
Director
Department of Agriculture, and Food Systems
Menominee Indian Tribe
Keshena, WI

Buck Jones (Cayuse)
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Portland, OR

Stacy Hammer, RDN, LD (Lower Sioux)
Director of Community Health
Lower Sioux Health Care Center
Morton, MN

Denisa Livingston, MPH (Diné)
Community Health Advocate
Diné Community Advocacy Alliance
Fruitland, NM

Erin Parker, JD, LLM
Research Director and Staff Attorney
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
Fayetteville, AR

SESSION 2: YOUTH VOICES

Warm Springs Food Sovereignty Assessment

Ellise David (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs)
Warm Springs, OR

Research at the Intersection Between Science and Culture: A Life-Long Study of Buffalo

Elsie DuBray (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe/Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation)
Blackfoot, SD

Keynote: “ Indigenous Food Lab, an Indigenous (R)Evolution”

Introduction by:
Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee/Athbascan)
Director
Urban Indian Health Institute
Seattle, WA

Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota)
The Sioux Chef/North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS)
Minneapolis, MN

Using Digital Media to Fight for Food Sovereignty

Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet)
Syracuse, NY

Elder Response

Leon Nuvayestewa, Sr. (Hopi)
Retired Health Director/Administrator
Hopi Tribe
Polacca, AZ

Evening welcome

Introduction by:
Rebecca Crooks-Stratton (Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community)
Secretary/Treasurer
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Prior Lake, MN

Peggy Flanagan (White Earth Nation of Ojibwe)
Lt. Governor
State of Minnesota

Youth Panel

Moderated by: Cindy Farlee (Itázipčho Lakȟóta)
Native American Agriculture Fund, Associate Program Officer
Youth/Beginning Farmer and Rancher Liaison
Fayetteville, AR

Moderated by: Megan Forcia (Bad River Band of Ojibwe)
Native Programs Coordinator
University of Minnesota Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Saint Paul, MN

Ellise David (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs)
Warm Springs, OR

Elsie DuBray (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe/Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation)
Blackfoot, SD

Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet)
Syracuse, NY

Lucas Humblet (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin)
Minneapolis, MN

Marco Ovando (Shoshone Paiute Tribes of Nevada and Idaho)
Boise, ID

SESSION 3: STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING NUTRITION OF URBAN NATIVE AMERICAN POPULATIONS

Overview of Urban Indian Communities

Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA (Pawnee)
Director, Urban Indian Health Institute
Seattle, WA

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Reversing the Trends: My Journey Through Chronic Pain

Megan Forcia (Bad River Band of Ojibwe)
Native Programs Coordinator
University of Minnesota Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Saint Paul, MN

Cultivation Terracing, Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Sustainable Diets in a Rural Indigenous Community of Ecuador

Carlos-Andres Gallegos, PhD(c) (Andean)
Washington University in St. Louis and The Calihata Initiative

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Preventing Childhood Obesity through WATCH

Denny Medicinebird (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma)
Southern Plains Tribal Health Board
Oklahoma City, OK

Francesca Toledo-Alexander (Seminole and Muscogee – Creek)
Southern Plains Tribal Health Board
Oklahoma City, OK

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Wisahkotewinowak: Indigenous Land-based Learning Across Urban Environments in Southwestern Ontario, Canada

Hannah Tait Neufeld, PhD
The University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Dave Skene, MA (Métis)
White Owl Ancestry Association, Kitchener
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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Developing the Four Corners Potato for Market

Cynthia Wilson, MS (Navajo)
Utah Dine Bikeyah
Salt Lake City, UT

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Healing Unrecognized Trauma in Urban Communities Through Indigenous Foods

Dana Thompson (Wahpeton-Sisseton and Mdewakanton Dakota)
Co-owner and Chief Operating Officer
The Sioux Chef
Minneapolis, MN

Berries Between Buildings: Urban Indians, Foodways and Re-Membering Cultural Traditions

Itai Jeffries, PhD (Yèsah)
Traditional Health Program Director
Seattle Indian Health Board
Seattle, WA

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PATHS, Pathways to Agriculture and Native Foods Tribal Health Sovereignty

Holly Hunts, PhD
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Natasha Goldtooth (Navajo)
Dine College
Tsaile, AZ

Tillie Stewart, AA (Apsaalooke and Cree)
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Carmen Yupe (Shoshone Bannock)
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

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Engaging Indigenous Youth in Assessing Their Local Food Environments: A Methodology

Brittany Wenniseri:iostha Jock, PhD, MHS (Kanien’keha:ka)
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

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Exploring Food Mino-Pimatisiwin (Good Life) Through the Lens of Indigenous Agriculture and Law: Respecting How Indigenous Control of Food Production is Building Food Sovereignty Models Across Turtle Island

Stephen Robert Penner
PhD Student
University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (2020)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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Access to Traditional Foods Within Urban Settings

Valerie Segrest, MS (Muckleshoot)
Native Foods Nutrition Educator
Enumclaw, WA

Elder Response

Beverly Stabber Warne, RN, MSN (Oglala Lakota)
South Dakota State University College of Nursing
Rapid City, SD

Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A

Moderated by: Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA (Pawnee)
Director, Urban Indian Health Institute
Seattle, WA

Itai Jeffries, PhD (Yèsah)
Traditional Health Program Director
Seattle Indian Health Board
Seattle, WA

Valerie Segrest, MS (Muckleshoot)
Native Foods Nutrition Educator
Enumclaw, WA

Beverly Stabber Warne, RN, MSN (Oglala Lakota)
South Dakota State University College of Nursing
Rapid City, SD

Dana Thompson (Wahpeton-Sisseton and Mdewakanton Dakota)
Co-owner and Chief Operating Officer
The Sioux Chef
Minneapolis, MN

Development of the Menominee Trauma Model: From Obesity Prevention to Healing with Indigenous Knowledge

Jennifer K. Gauthier, MPA
Division of Extension: Menominee Nation/County
Keshena, WI

Alexandra Adams, MD, PhD
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

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Culturally Tailoring a Diabetes Nutrition Education Program for Tribal and Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Sarah Stotz, PhD, MS, RD, CDE
University of Colorado School of Public Health
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Aurora, CO

Heather Pontius, RD, CDN
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe-Diabetes Center for Excellence
Akwesasne, NY

Kelly Moore, MD, FAAP (Creek)
University of Colorado School of Public Health
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Aurora, CO

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SESSION 4: BEST PRACTICES IN COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN NATIVE COMMUNITIES AND ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS

Increasing Youth Engagement in Participatory Research

Christine Martin (Crow)
Little Big Horn College
Crow Agency, MT

Vanessa Simonds, ScD (Crow)
Associate Professor
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

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Panel/Q&A

Moderated by:
Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee)
Director
Urban Indian Health Institute
Seattle, WA

Rhonda Bowers (Northern Arapaho)
CAB Chair and University of Wyoming Extension on the Wind River Reservation (WRR)

Treena Wasonti:io Delormier, PhD (Kanienke’há:ka – Mohawk)
Associate Professor and Associate Director, CINE
McGill University
Montréal, Canada

Clarisse Harris (Northern Paiute)
Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board

Pat Harris (Northern Arapaho)
Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board

Harriet Kuhnlein, PhD
Professor Emerita, McGill University
Founding Director, CINE
Montréal, Canada

Vanessa Simonds, ScD (Crow)
Associate Professor
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Alyssa Wechsler
Research Scientist
University of Wyoming

Reclaiming Sovereignty in the Growing Resilience Action-Research Collaboration

Christine M. Porter, PhD
Associate Professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair in Community and Public Health
Laramie, WY

Growing Resilience Community Advisory Board (CAB) members: Rhonda Bowers (Northern Arapaho), CAB Chair and University of Wyoming Extension on the Wind River Reservation (WRR); Clarisse Harris (Northern Paiute); Pat Harris (Northern Arapaho); and Ina Weed (Eastern Shoshone)

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Sassafras, My Teacher: Personal story of Healing Through Re-Connecting with Traditional Foods

Itai Jeffries, PhD (Yèsah)
Traditional Health Program Director
Seattle Indian Health Board
Seattle, WA

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Closing Remarks

Prayer by: Janice Bad Moccasin (Crow Creek Sioux Tribe)
Dakota Cultural Advisor
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee)
Director
Urban Indian Health Institute
Seattle, WA

Mindy S Kurzer, PhD
Conference Chair, Professor and Director
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Doing in Academic-Community Partnerships: The Story of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment (CINE)

Treena Wasonti:io Delormier, PhD (Kanienke’há:ka – Mohawk)
Associate Professor and Associate Director, CINE
McGill University
Montréal, Canada

Norma Kassi (Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation)
Advisor to the Canadian Indigenous Leadership Initiative
Co-Director, Canadian Mountain Network
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Harriet Kuhnlein, PhD
Professor Emerita, McGill University
Founding Director, CINE
Montréal, Canada

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Closing Elder Panel

Moderated by:
Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee)
Director
Urban Indian Health Institute
Seattle, WA

Lenora Cook (Swinomish)
La Conner, WA

Hope Flanagan (Seneca)
Wild Foods Educator
Dream of Wild Health
Minneapolis, MN

Linda Frizzell, PhD (Eastern Cherokee and Lakota)
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Minneapolis, MN

Norma Kassi (Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation)
Advisor to the Canadian Indigenous Leadership Initiative
Co-Director, Canadian Mountain Network
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Leon A. Nuvayestewa Sr. (Hopi)
Retired Health Director/Administrator
Hopi Tribe
Polacca, AZ

Beverly Stabber Warne, RN, MSN (Oglala Lakota)
South Dakota State University College of Nursing
Rapid City, SD

Ernie Whiteman (Northern Arapahoe)
Cultural Director
Dream of Wild Health
Minneapolis, MN