2016 Conference Videos

First Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

SEPTEMBER 26 - 27, 2016
FROM KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE: USING BOTH INDIGENOUS WISDOM AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH TO IMPROVE NATIVE AMERICAN NUTRITION

Framing the conference: Context, purpose and outcomes

Opening Ceremony

Lori Watso (Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community)
Chair, Seeds of Native Health
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

President Eric Kaler
University of Minnesota

Colors presented by Sisseton Wahpeton Kit Fox Society

Drums by Mato Pejuta

Prayer by SMSC member Andy Vig

Feeding Ourselves: Historical and contemporary challenges to healthy nutrition in Indian Country

Crystal Echo Hawk (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma)
President and CEO
Echo Hawk Consulting

Janie Hipp, JD, LLM (Chickasaw Nation)
Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
Law Professor, University of Arkansas

Goals of the conference

“Highlighting innovative work in Indian Country”

Gary Ferguson, ND (Unangan/Aleut)
Community Health Services Senior Director
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

“Developing partnerships”

Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA (Pawnee/Athbascan)
Co-Director, Partnerships for Native Health
Washington State University

“Translating research into policy and practice”

Tiffany Beckman, MD, MPH (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe)
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota Medical School

“Building momentum to improve Native American nutrition”

Janie Hipp, JD, LLM (Chickasaw Nation)
Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
Law Professor, University of Arkansas

Improving Native nutritional health through evidence-based research and practice-based knowledge

Building trust and maintaining relationships between researchers and Native American communities

Abigail EchoHawk, MA (Pawnee/Athbascan)
Co-director
Partnerships for Native Health
Washington State University

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Power + place = Indigenous identity

Faith Spotted Eagle (Yankton Sioux)
Braveheart Society
Ihanktonwan Dakota Territory South Dakota

Breakout sessions track A: Health eating/nutrition education

Eagle Adventure Diabetes Prevention Program

Jill Fox, MPH (Chickasaw)
Get Fresh! Eagle Adventure Coordinator
Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services

Sarah Miracle, MBA, RD, LD
Get Fresh! SNAP-ED Program Manager
Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services

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Healthy children, strong families: Family-based healthy lifestyle promotion in Indian Country

Alexandra Adams, MD, PhD
Professor and Director
Center for American Indian and Rural Health
Montana State University

Scott Krueger RD, CD, CDE
Nutritional Services Director
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Building healthy community relationships through food security and food sovereignty

Treena Delormier, PhD (Mohawk)
Assistant Professor
University of Hawaii

Aianóhon Kaylia Marquis, BA (Mohawk)
Food Security Coordinator
Ieiénthos Akotióhkwa Planting Group
Kahnawá:ke

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Breakout sessions track B: Improving Native food systems

Store Outside Your Door: Indigenous food and health for Alaska Native people

Gary Ferguson, ND (Unangan/Aleut)
Community Health Services Senior Director
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

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A fresh look at what (you think) you know about the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) package

Holly Hunts, PhD
Associate Professor
Montana State University

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Improving the food environment in Native communities

Joel Gittelsohn, PhD
Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Marla Pardilla, MPH, MSW
Research Coordinator
S.W. Field Research Office
Johns Hopkins University

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Breakout sessions track C: Social determinants of Native nutritional health

What are social determinants of nutritional health in the context of Indian Country?

Olivia Roanhorse, MPH
Director, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures
Notah Begay III Foundation

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Donald Warne, MD, MPH (Oglala Lakota)
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Public Health
North Dakota State University

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Stress among Oklahoma Choctaws caring for dependents with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

J. Neil Henderson, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)
Professor and Leader
Medical Discovery Team on Health Equity: Rural Health Access and American Indian Health
University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth

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The ancestral human microbiome: From traditional production and consumption to the impact of modern practices on nutritional health among Amazonian peoples

Hortensia Caballero Arias, PhD
Centro de Antropologia del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC)
Caracas, Venezuela

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, PhD
Associate Professor
New York University School of Medicine

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Model programs in Indian Country

Nisqually Community Garden: Approaches to health through relationships with food, the Earth, and each other

Janell Blacketer (Nisqually Indian Tribe)
Field Technician

Grace Ann Byrd (Nisqually Indian Tribe)
Field Technician

Caitlin Krenn
Supervisor
Community Garden Program

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Good Heart Grocery and Eat Right Deli community assessment and strategic plan

Tiffany Beckman, MD, MPH (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe)
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota Medical School

Faith Spotted Eagle (Yankton Sioux)
Braveheart Society
Ihanktonwan Dakota Territory, South Dakota

Food is Our Medicine: Advancing Native health and culture

Ken Parker, CNLP (Seneca Nation)
Project Manager
Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Diabetes Foundation

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Conference keynote address

Feeding the spirit: Promoting a cultural of health

Valerie Segrest, MS (Muckleshoot)
Traditional Foods and Medicines Program Manager
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Moving forward together to improve Native American nutrition

Indigenous peoples’ food systems: Global awareness and action

Harriet Kuhnlein, PhD
Professor Emerita, McGill University
Founding Director, Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment

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Closing remarks

Brian Buhr
Dean, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences
University of Minnesota

Lori Watso (Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community)
Chair
Seeds of Native Health

Next generation: Native American youth presentations

“Changing Native American nutrition”

Rachael Cornelius, BS (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin)

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“Using a health impact assessment to engage tribal leaders and inform the development of a health food retail intervention: The THRIVE study”

Jordan Hearod, MPH (Choctaw)
Doctoral Student in Health Promotion
University of Okalhoma Health Sciences Center

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“Health and wellness programming in urban Native American communities: Perspectives of Native Americans with diabetes”

Jason Champagne, BS (Red Lake Band of Chippewa)
MPH Student in Public Health Nutrition, University of Minnesota
Communit Wellness Chef, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

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“Next steps: How to use food medicine for diabetes”

Brandon K. One Feather, BS, ASBMB (Oglala Lakota)

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Building momentum to improve Native American nutrition

Tiffany Beckman, MD, MPH (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe)
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota Medical School

Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA (Kitkehahki Band of Pawnee Nation/Upper Athabascan People of Mentasta Village, Alaska)
Co-Director
Partnerships for Native Health
Washington State University

Crystal Echo Hawk (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma)
President and CEO
Echo Hawk Consulting

Gary Ferguson, ND (Unangan/Aleut)
Community Health Services Senior Director,
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Janie Hipp, JD, LLM (Chickasaw Nation)
Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
Law Professor, University of Arkansas

Lori Watso (Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community)
Chair
Seeds of Native Health

Moderated by Brenda Child, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of American Studies
University of Minnesota