September 15 - 18, 2019

This is the only conference series in the world devoted to the food and nutrition of Indigenous Peoples. The Fourth Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition brought together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners, funders and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition, dietary health, and food science, and identify new areas of work.

The event has held in conjunction with the Native American Journalists Association’s annual National Native Media Conference. Attendees of the conferences had the opportunity to attend programming of each conference and network with each other at shared meals and receptions.

More than 500 people from more than 30 states, three countries and dozens of different tribes came together for this nutrition conference. We were honored to host so many individuals working toward a common goal of improving the health of Indian Country.


Presenting sponsors


Diamond sponsor



Minnesota Department of Human Services

Gold sponsor

Newman’s Own Foundation

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


Silver sponsors

Stagetime Productions

University of Minnesota Medical School


Bronze sponsors

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

John Roulac

Minnesota Vikings

Montana State University Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity

University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

University of Minnesota Extension

University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity

University of Minnesota Office for the Provost

University of Minnesota School of Public Health

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Division


Scholarship Fund sponsors

Intertribal Agriculture Council (Friend)

Minnesota Food Funders Network (Supporter)

Additional sponsors

University of Minnesota Center for Family Development

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