Give to the Max! North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS)

NATIFS is launching the Indigenous Food Lab in Minneapolis that will house an indigenous restaurant and training center covering all aspects of food service; research and development; indigenous food identification, gathering, cultivation, and preparation; and all components of starting and running a successful culinary business based around Native traditions and indigenous foods You can help support this work!

By providing education and training that give Native people access to healthy, local, indigenous food, we can not only address serious issues of malnutrition, food-related illness, and economic impoverishment on tribal lands – we can also use our shared heritage to build bridges and build power within and between Native communities and our allies. With skills and support from the Indigenous Food Lab, trainees will be equipped to open satellite food businesses in their tribal communities.

We aim to open the doors of the Indigenous Food Lab in 2020. YOU CAN HELP. Contributions to NATIFS are tax deductible. And right now, thanks to the generosity of a donor, every gift we receive by the end of the year will be matched dollar for dollar!

Leah Cunningham @leah