Improving the Health of the Nation’s Native American and Alaska Native Populations

First, Voices for Healthy Kids, commissioned Feeding Ourselves, a landmark report released in 2015, surveying the state of Native American food access and health disparities. The report issued a call to action for greater investment in food and dietary health work to benefit Native peoples.

Second, at almost the same time, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) launched Seeds of Native Health, a multifaceted national campaign to improve Native American nutrition.