Frequently Asked Questions (revisited) 

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We want to make sure our customers are always updated on the latest news and resources from SweetGrass Trading. Below, you’ll find some new FAQs, as well as ones we’ve covered in the past. Please email us at sweetgrass@sweetgrasstradingco.com if there’s anything we missed!  

Are you Native owned? 

Yes, we are owned by Ho-Chunk Trading Group, a subsidiary of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. 

How long will it take for my order to ship?  

We ship your order the next business day using USPS Priority Mail, Most customers receive their orders 2-3 business  days after the order has shipped. Please note that we only ship to the United States at this time. 

How can I sign up for a wholesale account and what are your wholesale prices? 

To sign up for a wholesale account, fill out the wholesale request form at https://sweetgrasstradingco.com/wholesale-log-in-page/. You will receive an email and a phone call once you are approved, then you can sign in to the wholesale side of our website and will have access to wholesale prices. 

Do you have any certifications?  

SweetGrass Trading Company is a certified Minority Business Enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council. We are also a proud member of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA).  

What is SweetGrass Trading Company? 

We are an online store that offers Native American food, gifts and health and beauty products. We are a subsidiary of Ho-Chunk Trading Group, a division of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. We are solely owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. 

Where are you located? 

We are located on the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska Reservation in Winnebago, Nebraska. 

What do you do? 

We partner with Tribes and Tribal-affiliated companies all over the United States to make Native American products available to all. We begin by selecting the best products from Native American artisans and makers. We purchase products from the artisans in bulk, and then pass the love on to you by making the items available on our website. This helps makers tap into a wider audience and helps you easily find Native American products. This process not only supports artisans and consumers, but contributes to economic development and food sovereignty to the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. 

We also fund the Native Scholarship program. As part of this program, each year $1,250 is awarded to a Native student attending, or planning to attend, a 2 or 4-year college, community college or technical college. 

Are all of our products made by Natives? 

In keeping with our mission of offering fine Native American food and gifts while supporting other Tribal businesses, most of our products are truly made by Native American entrepreneurs. Some of our other products are crafted by artisans we feel are in harmony with nature or Native American culture. 

In order to assist you make the most informed decision, we have devised logos to help you quickly identify which products are Authentic Native American made and which are Authorized.  

Authentic- Any food or product that earns the Authentic seal must be made/produced/distributed by an officially recognized Native American business or individual Tribal member. 

Authorized- To earn the SweetGrass Authorized seal, the food or product must deemed to be in harmony with the earth and sky, including at least one of the following: 

  • Represents Native American culture in a positive manner 
  • Is made with all-natural products 
  • Is certified organic 

If you have ideas or suggestions about new, authentic Native American products we should offer, please reach out to us. We’re always interested in hearing from you and sharing ideas. 

How can I contact you? 

You can contact us via phone Toll-Free at (877) 846-6805 or (402) 878-2300. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST. You can also email questions to SweetGrass@sweetgrasstradingco.com. Our address is 701 Buffalo Trail Winnebago, NE 68071. 

You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Are you looking for new products? 

We are always looking to expand our product line to include more authentic Native American products. Reach out to us with any ideas or suggestions you may have.  

How can I stay in touch with you? 

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