Fourth Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

September 15-18, 2019

This is the only conference series in the world devoted to the food and nutrition of Indigenous Peoples. It brings together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners, funders and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition, dietary health, and food science, and identify new areas of work.

Sessions at the Fourth Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition this fall will explore youth voices, urban nutrition issues, and more.

Confirmed speakers include Abigail Echo-Hawk, director of the Urban Indian Health Institute, Chef Sean Sherman, founder of The Sioux Chef, and Beverly Stabber Warne, RN, MSN, from South Dakota State University College of Nursing.

This year’s event will be held in conjunction with the Native American Journalists Association’s annual National Native Media Conference. Attendees of the conferences will have the opportunity to attend programming of each conference and network with each other at shared meals and receptions.

Schedule at a glance

  • Sunday, Sept. 15 | Optional workshops: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (workshop times vary)
  • Sunday, Sept. 15 | Welcome reception: 6-8 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 16 | Conference: 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 16 | Dinner and keynote: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 | Conference: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 | Poster session/reception: 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18 | Conference: 8 a.m.- noon


 Presenting sponsors

Scholarship Fund sponsors

Intertribal Agriculture Council (Friend)

Minnesota Food Funders Network (Supporter)

Additional sponsors

University of Minnesota Center for Family Development

Held in conjunction with