The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

 By MICHAEL MOSS  New York Times On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were...

Nationwide study casts a wide net over seafood fraud

  Mislabeled fish is flooding the marketplace and Americans may be swallowing it hook, line and sinker, according to a new study by an environmental activist group. A look at seafood sales across the country by ocean conservation group Oceana found that roughly...

Winnemem Wintu Chief says Frankenfish must be stopped

 Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, said the Tribe strongly opposes the tentative approval of genetically engineered salmon by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Salmon is in our traditional stories, songs and...

The American Indian Lives Project: Volume 1 – Ojibwe Country

  An hour-long documentary about American Indian people as told through a variety of Ojibwe perspectives. Shot during the summer of 2012 by a group comprised of students from the University of Southern California and Bemidji State University this video is the...

Contaminated Culture

 Native People Struggle With Tainted Resources, Lost Identity By Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News October 30, 2012 For the Anishinaabe people at the southernmost tip of Lake Huron, cedar is not just a tree—it is sacred. Used in medicines and teas, the...

Climate Change Threatens the Ojibwe’s Wild Rice Harvest

 By Mary Annette Pember November 2, 2012 From Indian Country Today It’s difficult to imagine a year without manoomin on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin. That wild rice—“food that grows on the water”—is so important to the people there that they...

Sustainable Tuesdays

 In January 2012 IEN and partners from the Minnesota Green Corps and the RailRiver Folk School began a weekly educational forum on Sustainability in our region of northern Minnesota. Sustainable Tuesdays or in Ojibwe language Ganawendakamigaa...

Update on the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Program

 Recently I heard someone say this simple and profound statement: “A nation cannot be sovereign if it cannot feed its people” More and more we are realizing that the industrialized, GMO driven, corporate controlled global food system is failing, it is not enough...

Bemidji food co-op adds kitchen to boost local food producers

 by Jennifer Vogel, Minnesota Public Radio Bemidji, Minn. — The kitchen at the back of the new and expanded Harmony Co-op is unfinished, with exposed wiring and the smell of fresh drywall. But soon it will sport industrial refrigerators and double convection...

Can You Dig It? We Can Dig It!

 Food impacts our lives and health in so many ways. It is part of every celebration; bringing us together with friends and family, and of course it nourishes our bodies. However, too much over processed, pre-packaged foods high in salt, sugars, and preservatives,...

The Jokkmokk Agreement

   Responding to the aspirations of Indigenous Peoples and communities around the world to meet together, listen to one another and to exchange ideas on protecting our sustainable local  food systems and food sovereignty in accordance with our cultural practices,...