Celebrates Native American Food and Culture

Share Article responds to an article released by The Atlantic to help promote Native American Food and Culture.

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I think the reason that Native food isn’t really taking off in the country is simply do to the fact that people don’t know what it is.

The Atlantic recently released an article that poses the question, “Why Isn’t Native American Food Hip?”, a question that is extremely valid, but really shouldn’t be in the minds of the team at The article suggests that, after a projected increase of Native American restaurants springing up around the country in 2010, that seemed to fall short in 2016 and doesn’t look promising for the near future, either., upon reading the article, released their thoughts on the matter in an attempt to promote Native American food and culture across the country. The spokesman of the company, Steven Onida, stated:

“We work with many Native American artists and get some incredible opportunities to see and experience new things from them, especially food. I think the reason that Native food isn’t really taking off in the country is simply do to the fact that people don’t know what it is. We at wanted to take the opportunity to inform people about the great aspects of Native American food to help promote and support the community that makes our business so successful."

As a response to this article, the team at has compiled a list of some traditional Native dishes for anyone to try at home, along with some traditional art forms that people also might enjoy.

Manoomin (Wild Rice) - This food is a facet of many tribes, but is popularly attributed to the ancient Anishinaabe. Many tribes use wild rice in their meals and this variant of rice is the perfect side dish for any meal.

Mutton - If you’re looking for a quality Native protein, a nice traditional Navajo meat is mutton. In many instances, most of the sheep was used for meals. Most non-Native people are likely familiar with this food.

Hominy - the Hopi are probably known best for their use of corn for meals and medicinal herbs. Hominy is a food consisting of dried maize kernels and is eaten with many different meals.

Onida and his team at, that work closely with Native artists and work closely with the community to help bolster awareness within the main populous, hope that the general public will take to Native American food and start to support communities that try to grow Native restaurants around the country. The company also invites people to browse their collection of traditional Native American art, such as handmade Kachina dolls and pottery, as well as a large collection of jewelry.

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