“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” 

– Dakota Proverb

Our Stories

For Indigenous people, telling stories is embedded in our culture, our history, and our language. We remember who we are every time we tell a story that carries our values as teachings to be shared with our children. Through our stories, we share our deepest held beliefs about creation, our responsibility as human beings to be good relatives, and the importance of caring for our communities. We create the world we live in through the stories we tell.

On this page, Our Stories, we hope to rebuild relationships through sharing the stories of our seeds, our foods, and our work to reclaim traditional lifeways for the health and well-being of our communities. We welcome stories from your communities as well!

Indigenous Chopped Challenge

Indigenous Chopped Challenge - Harvest Edition! #IndigenousChoppedChallenge #ICCharvest #IAC #nativefoodalliance       NAFSA has partnered with our friends at the Intertribal Agriculture Council to offer a second round of our Indigenous "Chopped"...

Now Hiring: Upper Midwest Regional Seed Network Coordinator

NAFSA is seeking a dedicated, Upper Midwest-based Indigenous seed advocate to join our team!

Welcome to our New Website!

Letter from our Executive Director Han Mitakuyepi, Hello all my relatives! As the new Executive Director for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, I am deeply honored to be part of this dynamic organization. As we build towards the future, our newly launched...

Sharing knowledge on the Navajo-Churro

Sharing knowledge on the Navajo-Churro at the Southwest Summit by Eliseo Curley The Southwest Intertribal Food Summit, was a big success. I enjoyed all the collaborations between all the people representing where they are coming from. The Taos Pueblo people were so...

August 2018 Update from the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network

The Indigenous Seed Keepers Network (ISKN) has been working on organizing a number of gatherings and ways we can bring the message of our program and overall NAFSA voice into native communities. As a part of our mission of our program, we continue to develop...

NEW!! Indigenous Storytelling Video Series forthcoming!

New Indigenous Storytelling Video Series Over the past 20 years, a dynamic, grassroots movement to assert food sovereignty has grown throughout Native North America. In communities from arctic Alaska to the desert Southwest, Indigenous peoples have been revitalizing...
Welcome to our New Website!

Welcome to our New Website!

Letter from our Executive Director Han Mitakuyepi, Hello all my relatives! As the new Executive Director for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, I am deeply honored to be part of this dynamic organization. As we build towards the future, our newly launched...

read more
Sharing knowledge on the Navajo-Churro

Sharing knowledge on the Navajo-Churro

Sharing knowledge on the Navajo-Churro at the Southwest Summit by Eliseo Curley The Southwest Intertribal Food Summit, was a big success. I enjoyed all the collaborations between all the people representing where they are coming from. The Taos Pueblo people were so...

read more