Monthly Archives: January 2014

Reconnecting the Tribal Trade Routes: New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

Check out the New Mexico page for the full story of the New Mexico portion of the Reconnecting the Tribal Trade Routes Roadtrip.

Blue Corn

Blue Corn at Joe Jaramillo’s Native Naturals Farm, Iselta Pueblo

Navajo, White Mountain/San Carlos Apache, and Tohono O’dham are up next at the beginning of February before we head through California on the way to the ANTI meeting and additional stops in the Pacific Northwest.  Please (dan at indianaglink.com) if you would like to try scheduling a visit.

Reconnecting the Tribal Trade Routes: Oklahoma

The route through Oklahoma was brief but successful, and new connections were made.  We’re hoping to make another trip back at some point.

Louisiana > Oklahoma > (through Texas) > New Mexico

Louisiana > Oklahoma > (through Texas) > New Mexico

We’re very excited about adding Beidre chocolates to the inventory.  While Beidre doesn’t involve agricultural production (at least not yet since we did discuss the possibility of using Tribally-produced pecans), it is a great example of how Tribal food industry can promote economic development and create local jobs.

Finding New Suppliers

Finding New Suppliers

Reconnecting the Tribal Trade Routes: Minnesota to Louisiana

The first leg of the “Reconnecting the Tribal Trade Routes Roadtrip” kicked off in mid-December with product pick-ups and left for Louisiana in early January.  This overall effort is crossing the country on an effort to build awareness of unique Tribal food products and build new connections among Indian Nations, as well as providing direct technical support along the way.  Check the page to learn more about this initial leg of the trip.

Minnesota to Louisiana

Minnesota to Louisiana via Wisconsin

It’s impossible to leave Louisiana without the deep impression of how friendly and welcoming the people and communities are to visitors like ourselves.  In the face of such challenges, these communities continue to thrive and work toward a prosperous future.

Captain and His Boat

Captain and His Boat

 

Maple Syrup Workshop

The Intertribal Agriculture Council is hosting a maple syrup production workshop on January 10-11th on the Fond du Lac reservation.  Contact dan@indianaglink to register…it’s free.

fond du lac workshop

 

fond du lac workshop

Reconnecting the Tribal Routes Roadtrip

The Mobile Farmers Market van is working to build awareness of unique Tribal food products through a “Reconnecting the Tribal Trade Routes Roadtrip” from January through March.  In addition to selling and featuring various items, are looking to purchase products along the way, so please get in touch (dan@indianaglink.com) if you are interested in having your products featured as part of this effort.

We are also using this trip as an outreach opportunity to spread awareness of USDA and other assistance programs, as well as providing technical support.  We’ll also be telling the story of Tribal producers and Native communities along the way, so please check back to learn more.

Roadtrip Map

Roadtrip Map