A fundamental part of our mission is to support Native-owned food businesses and tribal food operations, and share the good work that our friends and relatives are doing all across Indian Country!
Here you will find an ever-expanding list of people and places we love to shop + learn from, including members of the Native community and our allies in sustainable and ethical food and farming practices!
INDIGENOUS FOOD SOURCES
Whitefish River Band of Ojibwe - Birch Island, Ontario, Canada
Birch Bark Coffee Co. was established in March 2018 by Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahbow, and offer organic, Fair Trade coffee that is SPP (The acronym of the Spanish name, Simbolo de Pequeños Productores) certified and that is grown and produced by farmers that are Indigenous descendants.
INTERTRIBAL AGRICULTURE COUNCIL
All Over Indian Country
The Intertribal Agriculture Council was founded in 1987 to pursue and promote the conservation, development and use of our agricultural resources for the betterment of our people. IAC conducts a wide range of programs designed to further the goal of improving Indian Agriculture, promotes the Indian use of Indian resources and contracts with federal agencies to maximize resources for tribal members. They keep a running list of affiliated Indigenous food producers organized by both state and product, a super valuable resource!
Red Lake Band of Ojibwe - Red Lake Indian Reservation, MN
Walleye, Yellow Perch, Crappie, Northern, Smoked White Fish, and more, wild caught by tribal fishermen, who use the wisdom from their elders to harvest in a sustainable manner.
Nisqually Tribe - Tumwater, WA
She Nah Nam Seafood delivers high-quality seafood and specialty foods that have been sourced fairly from tribal communities, produced sustainably and responsibly, and harvested from healthy and well-maintained land and wild fisheries. Salmon, other fin fish, shellfish, smoked fish, and other grocery items available.
Oglala Lakota - Pine Ridge Reservation, SD
Tanka products are built on ancestral knowledge of the Ideal Portable Energy for endurance, top performance and healthful life. These energy bars are based on traditional wasna and pemmican, with a combo of high-protein, prairie-fed buffalo and tart-sweet cranberries.
Ute Indian Tribe Uintah and Ouray Reservation - Fort Duchesne, UT
Ute Tribe - Ute Mountain Reservation, Towaoc, CO
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska - White Cloud, KS
Xicanx - Los Angeles + Oaxaca, Estado de México, Tlaxcala,
Masienda proudly partners with hundreds of traditional farmers to grow and source not only heirloom corn, but also single origin ingredients like chiles and spices, beans and coffee. They work with craftspeople to design and produce indispensable tools like molcajetes, Molinitos, comales and tortilla presses, as well as beautiful and lasting home goods like baskets, glassware and ceramics. They also put out an annual Sourcing Report, which is a great example of transparancy and accountability. We LOVE being able to see the numbers to back up their values of agricultural biodiversity, sustainability, and partnership with independent farmers to maintain a truly equitable supply chain.
OSAGE NATION'S BUTCHER HOUSE MEATS 𐓏𐓘𐓻𐓘𐓻𐓟 Wazhazhe - Hominy, OK
Osage Nation’s Butcher House Meats is a 19,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility designed to address food insecurity for the Osage people. The meat processing facility is located in Hominy, Oklahoma and was built to address the food system breakdown that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Butcher House Meats opened in 2021 and the retail counter offers beef, pork, and bison as available. Butcher House Meats proudly coordinates with the Osage Nation Ranch to create an avenue for Osage beef and bison to be available through the retail counter. Food sovereignty at work!!
Inupiaq - Tumalo, Central Oregon
Spring Alaska Schreiner is the owner and Principal Ecologist-Indigenous Agriculturalist managing all things glorious on this farm, which produces traditional essential oils, pepper sauce, balms, botanicals, teas & infused salts, skincare products as value-added-products to support their seed saving and agricultural education programs.
Zuni Pueblo - Albuquerque, NM
An agriculture business named after the Zuni word for hummingbird, founded by Reyna Banteah, currently farming in Albuquerque, NM with the focus on using sustainable Pueblo farming methods, saving seeds adapted to the Southwest, and providing the local community with healthy food. In their online shop, you can buy Ancestral Pathways Chocolate bars made with ethically sourced cacao beans directly from Indigenous and female farmers, featuring Indigenous specialty flavors!
White Earth Band of Ojibwe - White Earth, MN
Wild rice, wild rice flour, honey, maple syrup, handcrafted birch bark items and gift baskets available.
Cheyenne River Sioux (Lakota) Reservation - Gettysburg, SD
Founded by Kelsey Duchenaux. the mission of DX Beef is to re-connect consumers with the story of the land, and to give back to the communities of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in the regenerative manner that our ancestors gave back to the land. Burger bundles, bulk beef packages, wholesale beef, and individually packed cuts available for sale online.
QUAPAW FARMERS MARKET & FOOD HUB
Quapaw Nation - Quapaw, OK
Quechan Nation (Fort Yuma Indian Reservation) - Winterhaven, CA
Native-owned coffee company offering whole bean and ground coffee, handmade coffee soap, and handmade coffee scrub. They also partner with non-profit organizations that share their values and donate a portion of sales proceeds to them. These organizations include Minnesota-based Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli/Indigenous Roots and California-based Native America Humane Society.
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians - Carp Lake, MI
Ziibimijwang is committed to restoring and strengthening mnobimaadziwin of the Odawa community through a foundation of indigenous food systems and cultural activities. Products include maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cream, and wild rice.
Ojibwe - L'Anse, MI
Dynamite Hill Farms is a small, family owned, Native American run business specializing in indigenous food life ways that is helping merge traditional food production with the needs of modern economic development. Products include maple sugar, maple syrup, maple VINEGAR (if you have not tried real maple vinegar yet, TRY IT, it's next level good stuff and can dress a salad all on its own), dehydrated Oneida white corn, wild rice, and other seasonal items. Order by DM on their Facebook page.
Ojibwe - Bemidji, MN
The mission of Nawapo is to give buyers a unique marketplace and support authentic indigenous creators. Shop here for Wild Rice Products, Mixes & Batters, Jams, Jellies & Syrups, Popcorn, Gourmet Chocolate & Snacks, Herbal Teas & Organic Coffee, Ojibwe handcrafted jewelry & gifts.
Akimel O'Odham (Gila River Pima) Community - Sacaton, AZ
Wheat Berries, Wheat Pinoles, Wheat Flour, Corn Pinole, Cornmeal, Corn Flour, Corn Grits, Cornmeal, Corn Polenta, Black Eyed Peas, Garbanzo Beans as well as Black, Brown and White Tepary Beans.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation - Capay Valley, Northern CA
Olive oil, wildflower honey, nuts, wine, beef jerky, vinegar, pickled asparagus - all sustainably farmed and produced on the tribe's ancestral lands in California's Capay Valley.
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska - Winnebago, NE
Cherokee Naton - Tulsa, OK
Urban Greens, owned and operated by Amanda Strain (Cherokee Nation), started growing microgreens and edible flowers in 2013. They plant quality seeds in organic soil, employ sustainable practices and use absolutely no chemicals or pesticides. Chef Nico has been buying microgreens and flowers from Amanda since way back in 2010 when the business was a little plant shop called Urban Garden, run by Amanda's mom! You'll find Urban Greens microgreens and flowers garnishing dishes in all of the best restaurants in Tulsa, and you can buy them at LocalFarmOK, Stonehorse Market, or on the Urban Greens website 🌱
FELLOW INDIGENOUS FOODIES
CULTURAL RESOURCES + CHANGE MAKERS
All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another. Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native peoples today as we keep it real, play games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes.
Matriarch is a 501(c)(3) organization with chapters in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, led by Indigenous women who share a common goal and commitment to empower other Indigenous women through education, community building, and direct services to create positive change and promote leadership within our families and communities. Matriarch provides education and services through Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, speakers, and leaders who are subject matter experts in their fields.
This is the ultimate podcast if you want to learn more about Indigenous food. Host Andi Murphy talks to Native chefs and foodies about what Indigenous cuisine is, where it comes from, where it’s headed and how it’s used to connect them and their people to their origins and traditions. Andi Murphy is Navajo from Crownpoint, NM and lives in Albuquerque. In her day job, she is a full-time radio producer for Native America Calling, a national, live, call-in show about Native issues and topics, and a freelance multimedia journalist. She also designs all-original artwork for Toasted Sister, created and published a bad ass Native futurism zine, and is a damn good cook herself. A straight up #multimediawitch and we love what she does!
Dream of Wild Health is one of the oldest and longest operating Native led and focused nonprofits in the Twin Cities. Created in 1998 to recover and preserve the traditional Indigenous relationship between people and plants, especially those that have offered spiritual and physical sustenance to our ancestors, Dream of Wild Health has grown into a 30-acre farm in Hugo, MN serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul Native community as a 501(c)3 entity working to create and restore an Indigenous relationship with the land and to offer access to healthy foods and lifestyles. Their trailblazing operation has served as an inspirational lodestar for our programs here at Burning Cedar Sovereign Wellness!
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. The NIWRC provides national leadership in ending gender-based violence in tribal communities by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty.
The Sioux Chef, led by founder and CEO Sean Sherman, is a team of chefs, ethnobotanists, food preservationists, adventurers, foragers, caterers, event planners, artists, musicians, food truckers and food lovers mostly from the Dakota and Ojibwe tribes of MN. Committed to revitalizing Native American Cuisine, they are re-identifying North American Cuisine and reclaiming an important culinary culture long buried and often inaccessible.
See also: North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NāTIFS) and the Indigenous Food Lab
The I-Collective stands for four principles: Indigenous, Inspired, Innovative, and Independent. An autonomous group of Indigenous chefs, activists, herbalists, seed, and knowledge keepers, the I-Collective strives to open a dialogue and create a new narrative that highlights not only historical Indigenous contributions, but also promotes our community's resilience and innovations in gastronomy, agriculture, the arts, and society at large.
Indigenous Goddess Gang creates a space for sharing medicine through poetry, food & seed knowledge, herbalism, music and more. This is a space for reclaiming knowledge from an indigenous femme lens. Subscribe and follow them on all the socials for empowering content by and for Native womxn with stunning photo shoots, words and other media offering hope, laughter, community, care, and creative expression.
RG FOODS - Tulsa, OK
With a mission of equitable food access, RG Foods works to provide expanded access to fresh, quality foods in the Tulsa area. Via mobile and micro grocery stores, they actively combat food deserts, transforming them in to oases. In 2021 alone, they provided access to fresh, healthy foods for over 20,000 Tulsans living with low access to quality groceries, building community along the way.
RANCHO GORDO - Napa, CA
Rancho Gordo is a specialty producer and seller of heirloom beans and other products, which are sourced from local growers in California's central valley, Oregon and Washington, as well as Mexico, Peru, Poland and Bolivia. They grow some of the highest quality, freshest, most interesting beans available, and are great allies in the preservation of ancient varieties. They also have programs that help small farmers continue to grow their indigenous crops in Mexico. GREAT people, ever BETTER beans.