Traditional Food Tuesday | Bean Salsas

The traditional food movement just keeps growing and growing in Indian country. P4NH is pleased to support and promote this movement by posting a new traditional food recipe or resource each week.

This week we feature another of Devon Mihesuah's recipes from her website American Indian Health and Diet Project: the perfect summertime snack, Bean Salsas!

Click on the picture above or click here for ingredients and recipe.

The traditional food movement combines elements of food sovereignty and reclaiming traditional diets with culture and community that result in healthier food choices for everyone and healthier people overall.

Digital Friday | Feeding Ourselves

Electronic media is becoming an increasingly prevalent way for all of us to communicate and stay connected in a modern world, from email, texting, and websites to blogs and social networking sites (SNS) like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

Each Friday, P4NH explores the opportunities and challenges of utilizing digital media to improve Native health and wellness by seeking out the latest news, information, resources, examples, and best practices on this new 'virtual grapevine'.

This week we feature Echo Hawk Consulting and the report they just released, commissioned by the American Heart Association and titled "Feeding Ourselves: Food Access, Health Disparities, and the Pathways to Healthy Native American Communities." Download the PDF here!

From Echo Hawk Consulting's website:

"Echo Hawk Consulting offers expert services in executive nonprofit leadership, philanthropic giving, programs design, fundraising, and marketing to tribes, grant makers, businesses, nonprofit organizations and philanthropic individuals focused on strategic growth, social change, and investment in Indian Country."

P4NH Staff Profile | Abigail Echo-Hawk

Hello! My name is Abigail Echo-Hawk. I am an enrolled member of the Kitkehahki band of Pawnee Nation. I received a BA and an MA in Policy Studies from the University of Washington. I now serve as the tribal liaison for the UW Partnerships for Native Health and the Institute for Translational Health Sciences.

My interests center around culturally-based health communication through digital storytelling, tribally-guided research regulatory systems, community-based participatory research, and research ethics in Indian Country. I have worked at the academic and community level to ensure that research in American Indian communities respects tribal sovereignty and honors community involvement. I am a dedicated advocate for social justice, and I spend much of my time volunteering for organizations that work to address the social determinants of health in marginalized communities.

In 2006, I was appointed by the Mayor of Seattle to the Seattle Women’s Commission to advise the Mayor and City Council on policy and legislation to improve the health of American Indian and Alaska Native women and children. I serve as a strategic adviser on American Indian women’s health and community outreach on many boards, including Equal Start Community Coalition and the Native American Women’s Dialogue on Infant Mortality. I live in Seattle with my husband Chris and my sons Miguel and Noni.