September 18 - 20, 2017

The Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition brought together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners, and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition and food science, and identify new areas of work.

Since the inaugural conference in 2016, this conference series has received an overwhelming response. This year, more than 500 people from 37 states, four countries, and more than 50 different tribes attended the conference. Fifty-eight percent of the conference participants were Native.

Presenting sponsors


Silver sponsors

Stagetime Productions

Bronze sponsors

Allina Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Learning ZoneXpress

Native Governance Center

Tanka Bar

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

University of Minnesota Department of Food Science and Nutrition

University of Minnesota Extension

University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity

University of Minnesota Office of the Provost

University of Minnesota School of Nursing

University of Minnesota School of Public Health

USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Food Distribution Division

Additional sponsors

University of Minnesota Department of American Indian Studies

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development

University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs