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CDC Traditional Foods Series

June 10, 2021 4:30 PM | Susan Delle Shaffette (Administrator)

Traditional Foods Stories

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American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the country are reclaiming traditional foods as part of the global Indigenous food sovereignty movement that embraces identity, history, and traditional ways and practices to address health.

The stories below were compiled by Chelsea Wesner (Choctaw) to help NDWP understand the importance and meaning of traditional foods across Indian Country. The traditional foods stories represent Native communities across Indian Country.

Part I—Traditional Foods in Native America pdf icon[PDF – 7 MB]

Part II—Good Food is Power pdf icon[PDF – 3 MB]

Part III—Compendium of Traditional Foods Stories pdf icon[PDF – 4 MB]

Part IV—Traditional Foods in Native America pdf icon[PDF – 7 MB]

Part V—Traditional Foods in Native America pdf icon[PDF – 8 MB]

For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndwp/traditional-foods/index.html 

About the coalition

NINAWC is a coalition representing over 45 Native American and Indigenous communities and their non-profit WIC organizations. These organizations provide services for women, children and infants. WIC associations are the front line of nutrition education and health care services for the nation’s most vulnerable families.


Membership & Communications: Catherine@NINAWC.org

Website & Conferences: Susan@NINAWC.org

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