Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

September 18, 2017 to September 20, 2017
Prior Lake, Minnesota


Join us for this annual conference that brings together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition and food science, and identify new areas of work. Registration is open!

Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition
September 18-20, 2017
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Prior Lake, Minnesota

Topic areas include:

  • Decolonizing food and nutrition sciences
  • Sustainable development for Indigenous food systems
  • Indigenous evaluation frameworks
  • Successfully translating research into practice

The conference will also include skill-building workshops for researchers and practitioners on topics such as:

  • How to document the traditional food system in your community
  • What is research and why do we need it?
  • Human subject protection in research
  • Working with vulnerable populations from infancy through old age
  • Practical program and research evaluation methods
  • Best practices in creating appropriate nutrition education materials and sharing of materials


A reception will be held in the evening of September 17 for those who are traveling to the conference. 

Visit the website at to register, or email to learn more.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the University of Minnesota's Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute.

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