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$1,250 Scholarship for Native Students – Deadline July 31, 2024!

The deadline for our annual $1,250 scholarship is fast approaching, offering a fantastic opportunity for Native students to finance [...]

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Customer feature: South Dakota Art Museum Store

The South Dakota Art Museum Store, located South Dakota State University campus in Brookings, SD, is a unique destination [...]

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Three reasons you should use zinc oxide sunscreen

As the summer days get hotter, protecting your skin becomes more important than ever. Among the many sunscreen options [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Destiny Moser

Name:  Destiny Moser Location:  Kitchener, Ontario Education/background: Honours – Specialist Chef, Liaison College Business name (if applicable): FoodZen Tribal [...]

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Three ways to incorporate dandelions into your home and kitchen

Wild dandelions, often seen as pesky weeds, are a versatile and nutritious ingredient that can be used in dozens [...]

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Four Indigenous-made gifts to delight dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is the perfect time to show appreciation for the special fathers and father figures in our lives [...]

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Savory Summer Treat: Pulled Pork Nachos with Navajo Mike’s Barbecue Sauce

These Pulled Pork Nachos with Navajo Mike’s Southwest Style Barbecue Sauce are a perfect summertime treat, combining the smoky, [...]

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Customer feature: Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve Gift Shop

Nestled in the heart of Oregonia, Ohio, the Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve is more than just a [...]

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Refreshing Hibiscus-Peppermint Herbal Tea Popsicles for Summer

by Rachel Walters at tribalteaco.com As the temperature rises and summer approaches, there is no better way to beat [...]

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Introducing Nemi Cactus Sticks Pickled Jalapeño

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest product: Nemi Cactus Sticks Pickled Jalapeño. This unique snack [...]

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Five essential products to embrace the Spring season

Welcome to our guide to essential Spring products! From delectable snacks perfect for picnics and outdoor adventures to skincare [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Farmer: Angie Comeaux

Name: Angie Comeaux Location: Florala, Alabama Education/background: Nurse, trained clinical herbal practitioner, farmer Farm name: Hvrvnrvcukwv Ueki-honecv (Hummingbird Springs) [...]

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Empowering Indigenous Voices: Kahara Hodges’ Inspirational Performance at the NCAA Championship

by Rachel Walters at Tribal Tea Co. As the curtains draw to a close on another electrifying season of [...]

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Brew Battle: Unveiling the Distinct Worlds of Coffee and Loose Leaf Tea

by Rachel Walters from Tribal Tea Co.* In the realm of comforting beverages, two contenders stand out as timeless [...]

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Naasii: A Coyote and Crow Dice Game

We’re thrilled to introduce Naasii, a captivating dice game that brings together the essence of traditional Indigenous games and [...]

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Native Scholarship Program now open for applications

We are thrilled to announce that the Native Scholarship Program by SweetGrass Trading Company, a proud member of Ho-Chunk [...]

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Three Easter desserts celebrating Indigenous ingredients

As Easter approaches, why not infuse your holiday table with a delightful blend of tradition and innovation? Embrace the [...]

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Transforming tea tins: sustainable solutions and creative possibilities with Tribal Tea Co.

by Rachel Walters at tribalteaco.com Welcome to a world where sustainability meets creativity, where every sip of tea is [...]

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Customer feature: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

In the heart of Evanston, Illinois, nestled within the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, lies a hidden gem [...]

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Ho-Chunk, Inc., employee wins 40 Under 40 Award

Provided by Ho-Chunk, Inc. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development has awarded Aaron LaPointe, an enrolled member [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Bryce Michael Edward Stevenson

Name: Bryce Michael Edward Stevenson Location: Mooingwanekaaning-minis (Madeline Island) Education: Associate of Art in Graphic Design; Bachelor of Art in Indigenous Literature/Creative [...]

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SweetGrass Trading’s sister company donates profits to local mental health organization

Guest post by Rachel Walters at tribalteaco.com (Tribal Tea Co. is part of Ho-Chunk Trading Group, a subsidiary of [...]

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‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ star nominated for Best Actress at Oscars, leading Indigenous representation

The film “Killers of the Flower Moon” received 10 nominations, including a nod for Best Picture, during the announcement [...]

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Find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift with SweetGrass Trading Co.

Show your love and affection this year with our Valentine’s Day gift list, curated to enchant and delight your [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Anthony L. Warrior

Name: Anthony L. Warrior Location: Nebraska Indian Community College – Santee, NE Education/background: Bachelor of Business Management/Human Resources Business [...]

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Stay on track with your 2024 New Year’s resolutions

Did you know that nearly one out of four people give up on their New Year’s resolutions within one [...]

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Five products to keep you cozy this winter

As the winter chill sets in, creating a warm and cozy haven becomes essential for embracing the season with [...]

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Brewing Prosperity: The Journey of Tribal Tea Co., a Ho-Chunk Inc. Subsidiary

by Rachel Walters at tribalteaco.com In the heartland of Nebraska, where the traditions of the Winnebago Tribe resonate through [...]

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Five unexpected ways to use Navajo Mike’s Barbecue Sauce

Established in 2020, Navajo Mike’s Barbecue started as a small dream in the kitchen and now has become a [...]

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Three recipes perfect for Holiday gatherings

As the holiday season approaches, there’s an undeniable magic in the air, and what better way to capture and [...]

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Wrapping up 2023

As we bid farewell to 2023, it is with great pride that we reflect upon the accomplishments we have [...]

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Five facts about wild rice: A journey through culture, health, and tradition

Rooted in a long-standing tradition with Native American communities, wild rice holds a sacred place among the Ojibwe and [...]

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Yaupon Brothers receives prestigious local award for sustainability efforts

Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co., a SweetGrass vendor, was recently recognized with a Made in the South Award from [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Jacques T. Watso

Name: Jacques T. Watso Location: Odanak Education/background: Carpenter by trade Business name: Sagamité Watso Tribal affiliation: Abenaki Nation of [...]

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SweetGrass employees share their favorite products and recipes

Whether it’s the handcrafted items, the irresistible gourmet treats, or the carefully curated lifestyle products, SweetGrass Trading certainly has [...]

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Customer Feature: The Museum of Native American History

Nestled in the town of Bentonville, AR, the Museum of Native American History (MONAH) stands as a testament to [...]

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Five must-see Native American documentaries

The month of November holds great cultural significance in the United States. It’s the time when we come together [...]

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Savor the season with these three easy autumn squash recipes

There’s no better way to celebrate the season’s embrace than by savoring the heartwarming flavors of fall. With its [...]

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Customer feature: Colorado Feed Co., LLC

Kerri Knight is the owner of Mesa Ridge Ranch, a nonprofit livestock rescue organization in the Greenhorn Valley area [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Sara Calvosa Olson

Name: Sara Calvosa Olson Location: Huiman Coast Miwok Land (Mill Valley, CA) Education/background: Author, Chími Nu’am: Native California Foodways [...]

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Ho-Chunk Farms completes 2023 Indian Corn harvest

The annual Indian Corn harvest in Winnebago took place on September 5. The majority of the harvest took place [...]

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Winnebago Senior Center is selected as 2023 Summer Ho-Chunk Way recipient

Provided by Ho-Chunk, Inc. Communications Our employees have selected the non-profit as our 2023 Summer Recipient of the Ho-Chunk [...]

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SweetGrass announces 2023 scholarship recipient

SweetGrass Trading Company is excited to announce Major Elliott as the 2023 Ho-Chunk Trading Group scholarship recipient. Elliott is [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: David Skinner

Name: David Skinner Location: Kemah, TX Education/background: Bacehlor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Science in Economics, Masters of [...]

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Five soup recipes to keep you warm this fall

Fall equinox is upon us, and soon the air will turn crisp, the leaves will start to change beautiful [...]

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Five products every tea drinker needs

Whether you have a tea lover in your life or you want to treat yourself, the possibilities are endless [...]

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Understanding our product classifications

SweetGrass Trading Company is dedicated to ensuring your shopping journey is delightful. Our commitment revolves around providing exquisite Native [...]

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Shop these four Indigenous businesses for back-to-school essentials

Numerous Indigenous businesses await your support this back-to-school season. Below, we’ve listed four of our favorites for everything from [...]

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Five recipes that use ingredients from the garden

Whether you have your own garden, use a community garden or buy fresh produce from a roadside stand, the [...]

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2023 Ho-Chunk Trading Group Scholarship – Deadline Extended to August 15!

There is still time to apply for the 2023 Ho-Chunk Trading Group scholarship! In response to popular demand, we [...]

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Three must-read books to add to your summer reading list

Are you struggling to complete your summer reading goals? We have you covered with three must-read books by Indigenous [...]

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Five health benefits of extra-virgin olive oil 

Olive oil is renowned for its potential health benefits, attributed to its rich content of monounsaturated fats and powerful [...]

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Vendor feature: Pemmican Patty

article from pemmicanpatty.com My name is Patricia Mabin. I am a descendant of Chief Little Thunder (Joseph Gourneau) and [...]

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Five Native-made products you need for your next summer cookout

Summertime is finally here, and it’s the perfect time for a good cookout with family and friends. Whether you’re [...]

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Stay cool this summer with herbal iced tea 

Last June, SweetGrass Trading launched a new line of loose-leaf herbal teas, which are now available to purchase on [...]

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Five health benefits of Tepary beans you probably didn’t know about

Tepary beans have been part of the Native way of life for years. They have been cultivated for at least [...]

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Five ways to use canned seafood

Canned seafood, or conservas as they are known in Spain, has been a popular snack for centuries. It is [...]

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Pinon Pine: How can I use it and what are its benefits?

Pinon Pine has been used for thousands of years by Indigenous people. The trees grow primarily in the Southwest, [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Andrea Murdoch

Name: Andrea Murdoch Location: Denver Education/background: Culinary Institute of America and community members Business name and title: Founder and Chef at Four [...]

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Employee Spotlight: Rachel Steinkamp

What is your education and background? I am a senior graduating in May from Morningside University in Sioux City, [...]

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New book available: “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer 

We are excited to now offer the book “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants” [...]

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Five products to combat spring allergies 

The weather is warming up, the birds are singing, and Spring is in the air…but so is the pollen [...]

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Ho-Chunk Trading Group employees attend Reservation Economic Summit 

Five employees from Ho-Chunk Trading Group attended the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. SweetGrass [...]

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Ho-Chunk Trading Group Scholarship application is now open

The 2023 Ho-Chunk Trading Group Scholarship application is now open! We are proud to offer one $1,250 scholarship for an [...]

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Three Indigenous recipes to celebrate National Nutrition Month 

March is National Nutrition Month, and we are celebrating by sharing three delicious recipes using indigenous ingredients! Throughout history, [...]

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The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development announces 40 Under 40 recipients 

Announcement from The National Center (NCAIED)  The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) announced the [...]

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Honey sticks: more than just a sweet treat 

Honey sticks are a great snack on-the-go and make a healthier alternative to processed candies. However, they can be [...]

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SweetGrass becomes recertified as a Minority Business Enterprise  

SweetGrass Trading Company recently received a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification from the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council (MPMSDC) for 2023. The [...]

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Bison Star Naturals

Bison Star Naturals was founded in 2018 by Angelo (Taos Pueblo) and Jacquelene McHorse. The husband-and-wife team met in [...]

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Ho-Chunk Way committee presents donation to Tribal Farm

From Ho-Chunk, Inc. Communications Congratulations to Winnebago Tribal Farm, the latest Ho-Chunk Way recipient! Ho-Chunk, Inc. employees have helped [...]

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Five tips to healthier skin this winter 

Dry indoor heat and low humidity levels can starve your skin of moisture and leave it feeling dull, dry [...]

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SweetGrass account manager graduates from Minority Business Enterprise University  

Molly Roe, account and brand manager at SweetGrass, recently graduated from the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council (MPMSDC) [...]

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A Guide to Native American food trucks in the U.S. 

You might be surprised to know how many Native-owned food trucks and buses there are across the United States. [...]

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Nizhóní Soaps receives Originativ Entrepreneur Award from Phoenix Suns 

Nizhóní Soaps, a SweetGrass Trading Co. vendor, recently received the 2022-2023 Originativ Entrepreneur Award by the Phoenix Suns, presented [...]

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SweetGrass receives funds to conduct international research 

Using funding from the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), SweetGrass Trading recently became the first company in Nebraska to conduct research [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Food Activist: Anthony Johnson 

Name: Anthony Johnson Location: Seattle Education/background: University of Minnesota Twin Cities – Finance  Business name: ʔálʔal Café Tribal affiliation: Red Lake Ojibwe  What [...]

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2022 Year in Review

We can’t thank our loyal customers and vendors enough for the successful year we’ve had. In 2022 we were [...]

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Ho-Chunk, Inc. 2023 internship application now open 

We are now accepting applications for our 2023 Summer Internship Program, which is a full-time, paid position. Based on [...]

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SweetGrass represented at annual agriculture conference 

Account and Brand Manager Molly Roe attended the 2022 Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) Annual Conference this week and represented [...]

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2022 Holiday gift guide 

It’s time to get Holiday shopping wrapped up and we’re here to help. At SweetGrass, we have a gift [...]

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How to honor and respect Native American culture this Thanksgiving 

This Thanksgiving, we encourage you to see the Holiday through a Native perspective. While many of us learned that [...]

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Five mouth-watering, kid-friendly recipes using Saunooke’s Mill chicken and fish seasoning 

Saunooke’s Mill chicken and fish seasoning is made with corn flour, potato flakes, salt, pepper, onions and paprika. It [...]

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Honoring Native American Heritage Month 

November is Native American Heritage Month! According to the National Congress of American Indians, this month is “a time [...]

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Limited edition items for the Holidays 

We have some exciting things in store for the Holiday season this year. If you’re looking for a gift [...]

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Saunooke’s Mill 

Established in 1975, Saunooke’s Mill is a landmark on the Cherokee Indian Reservation at the entrance to the Great [...]

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Five ways to practice self-care 

Self-care has become a popular trend, especially among millennials. Self-care is the practice of maintaining health and well-being through [...]

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Three comforting recipes to try this fall 

When the weather gets crisp and the leaves start to fall, nothing sounds better than a cozy night at [...]

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MORE health benefits of drinking tea 

We previously covered the potential health benefits of enjoying a cup of tea, including soothing an upset stomach, improving [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Food Activist: Ethan Tyo

Name: Ethan Tyo Location: Syracuse, NY Education/background: Syracuse University ’17 G’22 Project name: The AlterNative Project Tribe: Akwesasne Mohawk, Wolf Clan  What led [...]

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Maple syrup recipes that are perfect for autumn

There’s something about the toasty, sweet and savory taste of maple syrup that makes it the perfect addition to [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Joe Robbins

Name: Joe Robbins Location: Milo, Maine Education/background: Professional restaurant experience for 10+ years Business name: Executive Chef at Bissell Brothers Brewing Company Tribal [...]

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Frequently Asked Questions (revisited) 

We want to make sure our customers are always updated on the latest news and resources from SweetGrass Trading. [...]

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Why olive oil quality matters 

Have you been using the cheaper olive oil you can find on the shelf? You might be missing out [...]

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SweetGrass announces 2022 scholarship recipient 

SweetGrass is excited to announce Grace Kennedy as the 2022 Ho-Chunk Trading Group scholarship recipient. Kennedy is a member [...]

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Five must-try hot sauce hacks

Hot sauce is one of America’s most popular condiments, and according to a recent survey by grocery delivery service [...]

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How can tea benefit my physical health? 

We previously covered the potential benefits enjoying a cup of tea can have on your mental health. But are [...]

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SweetGrass adds hot sauce to line of Native-made products 

SweetGrass is excited to announce a new product on our online store, Sakari Farms Fire Roasted Hot Sauce!   SweetGrass [...]

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Red Lake Nation Foods

Red Lake Nation Foods is owned and operated by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in Redby, Minnesota. [...]

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SweetGrass joins online marketplace to connect with minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses 

SweetGrass Trading Company recently joined the National Diversity Veteran Small Business (NDVSB) marketplace, powered by ePS, a leading provider [...]

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The mental health benefits of tea 

A warm cup of tea is the perfect way to start and end your day. Tea can help us [...]

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Meet the 2022 Ho-Chunk, Inc. interns

We are pleased to welcome 23 interns who have started placements across the company and country, including our offices [...]

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Four ways to “hack” your tea

Does the idea of drinking tea sound about as exciting as drinking hot water filled with grass? Don’t worry…you [...]

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Ho-Chunk, Inc. announces 2022 Ho-Chunk Way employee donation program recipient  

provided by Ho-Chunk, Inc. Communications  Ho-Chunk, Inc. is excited to announce the new annual recipient of the Ho-Chunk Way [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Jessica L. Pamonicutt

Name:  Jessica L. Pamonicutt Location: Chicago Education/background: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Business name: Ketapanen Kitchen Tribal affiliation: Menominee  What led [...]

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Summer skincare must-haves 

Heat, allergies, bug bites, sunburns…the summer months may be filled with vacations and adventure, but they’re not always kind [...]

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SweetGrass launches line of herbal teas 

SweetGrass Trading Company recently launched a new line of loose-leaf herbal teas, which are now available to purchase! Single [...]

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 Lakota Honey Lodge 

Lakota Honey Lodge products are developed by Honey Lodge Youth Enterprise, a program of the non-profit organization Lakota Youth [...]

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2022 Native Scholarship Program application now open  

SweetGrass Trading Company is a member of Ho-Chunk Trading Group. Our mission is to help provide economic opportunity for [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Jordan Rainbolt

Name: Jordan Rainbolt Location: Winston Salem, NC Education/background: Chef apprenticeship through Johnson County Community College Business name: Native Root Tribal affiliation: Cherokee  What [...]

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Val’s Frybread

from the Val’s Frybread website  In 2018 Valene Hatathlie was working towards her master’s degree from Arizona State University [...]

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Interview with a Chef and Indigenous food activist: Amy Foote

Name: Amy Foote, Senior Area Executive Chef Location: Anchorage, Alaska Education/background: Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Health Care Environmental Services Professional, Associate [...]

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The National Center Names 2022 Native American 40 Under 40 Recipients

from the National Center of American Indian Enterprise Development   The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National [...]

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Five ways to use olive oil that you’ve probably never tried

We all know that olive oil can be used as for sautéing, baking and frying foods. You may even [...]

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Benefits of blue corn

Blue corn is a variety of flint corn originally grown in Mexico. It was developed by the Hopi, the [...]

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Ho-Chunk Way donates to Whirling Thunder, Youth Shelter

Provided by Ho-Chunk, Inc.  Two Winnebago community programs recently received nearly $92,000 total in donations from Ho-Chunk, Inc. employees [...]

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What is sweetgrass and how is it used?

We receive quite a few questions about our company’s name and where it comes from, so let’s dive into what [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Brian Yazzie

Name: Brian Yazzie Location: Saint Paul, MN Education/background: Associate of applied science in culinary arts Business name: Yazzie The Chef, Yazzie The [...]

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Five ways to serve smoked salmon

Smoked salmon has been made and enjoyed by Native people for thousands of years, and Natives hold salmon in [...]

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SweetGrass receives Minority Business Enterprise Certification

We are excited to announce that SweetGrass Trading Company has received a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification from the [...]

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Yaupon vs. tea – What are the differences and similarities?

Guest piece by Bryon White, joint CEO and co-founder of Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co. In America, the term [...]

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Navajo Mike’s Barbeque Sauce

Navajo Mike’s was founded in 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, by Michael John. John realized [...]

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Chokecherries 101

Chokecherries, or Prunus Virginiana,  grow on shrubs and small trees all across  the U.S., except in the deep South. [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous food activist: Kirsten Kirby-Shoote

Name: Kirsten Kirby-Shoote  Location: Detroit, Michigan   Education/background: Worked as an apprentice on multiple farms  Business name: Seed steward at [...]

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A guide to Native American restaurants across the U.S.

Planning a family vacation or road trip? Don’t forget to add these Native American restaurants to your itinerary! Below [...]

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Applications open for Ho-Chunk, Inc. summer internship program

The Ho-Chunk, Inc. Summer Internship Program is designed to give students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs hands-on experience [...]

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Cooking with salsa: thinking beyond the tortilla chip

When most of us think of salsa, we probably associate it with a heaping bowl of tortilla chips. Salsa is such a versatile [...]

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Wrapping up 2021

It’s time to say goodbye to 2021 and make plans and set new goals for 2022! But first, we [...]

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Comforting Native American recipes to make for Christmas dinner

Looking to change things up for your Christmas dinner this year? Look no further! Below are three hearty, comforting Native dishes [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Nico Albert

Name: Nico Albert  Location: Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Lands (Tulsa, OK)  Education/background: Self-taught chef & caterer  Business name: Burning Cedar Indigenous Foods  Tribe: Cherokee [...]

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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to wrap up Holiday gift shopping! Whether you’re shopping for a friend, family member, colleague, teacher or [...]

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SweetGrass employees to attend Tribal food and ag conference next month

The SweetGrass team is excited to attend the 2021 Intertribal Agricultural Council (IAC) Annual Conference. Last year’s conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

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Honor Indigenous culture this Thanksgiving with a Native dish

This Thanksgiving, we encourage you to see the Holiday through a Native perspective. While many of us learned that the first Thanksgiving [...]

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What is Native American Heritage Month?

November is National Native American Heritage Month, also called American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. This serves as [...]

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Quinault Pride Seafood

Quinault Pride Seafood was established in 1960 by the Quinault Indian Nation on the Washington coast on the Olympic Peninsula. The Taholah, Washington, based [...]

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The Nizhoni Soap Company

The Nizhoni Soap Company was founded in July 2019 by now 12-year-old Kamia Begay. She and her parents, Rhianna Brown and the late Tom [...]

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SweetGrass supports university-led panel of residential school survivors

In partnership with Southern Oregon University (SOU), SweetGrass recently donated small gifts to boarding school survivors and descendants who were part of [...]

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I-Collective launches multimedia cookbook project

The I-Collective is releasing a multimedia, digital cookbook featuring recipes, videos, stories and more from Indigenous chefs and community members. The [...]

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CatSpring Yaupon recognized as certified organic

One of SweetGrass Trading’s yaupon tea vendors, CatSpring Yaupon, recently became Regenerative Organic Certified. It is the first yaupon producer to do so.   Regenerative [...]

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SweetGrass becomes member of national Native American tourism group

SweetGrass recently became an official member of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA). According to the organization’s website, “For [...]

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Magic Star Sage

SweetGrass is proud to offer sage from Magic Star sage, a Cherokee-owned business from Sacramento, California. Owner Narey Keomorakoth founded the business in 1998.  Keomorakoth started the business [...]

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SweetGrass YouTube channel seeks to educate consumers on using Native American foods

One of the main goals at SweetGrass is to make Native-made products accessible to all through our online store. We want [...]

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Indigenous foods from South America

If you aren’t new to this website, you know that SweetGrass sources products from various Tribes and Tribal entities through the [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Rick Powless

Name:  -Traditional name is Lakhwawyʌhu (Good Cook)  -English name is Rick Powless  Location: Six Nations of the Grand River Territory  [...]

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Back to school breakfast ideas

It’s back to school season, and that means preparing breakfasts that are both delicious and nourishing. We have plenty of [...]

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Nemi plant-based snacks

Nemi was founded by Mexican native Regina Trillo in 2019, after not feeling represented when she visited the “ethnic” aisle [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Freddie Bitsoie

Name: Freddie Bitsoie Location: Gallup, NM Education/background: Scottsdale Culinary Institute Business name: F J Bits Tribe: Navajo   What led to your passion for indigenous foods?   That is a loaded [...]

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Bow and Arrow

At the base of the legendary Sleeping Ute Mountain in Colorado, between Four Corners Monument and Mesa Verde National Park, [...]

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SweetGrass announces 2021 scholarship recipient

SweetGrass is excited to announce Sharon Bassette as the 2021 Ho-Chunk Trading Group scholarship recipient. Bassette is a member of the [...]

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Three ways to use honey in your beauty and skincare routine

Most people know honey is great as a natural sweetener in your tea or drizzled on top of your frybread. But did [...]

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Three ways to cook with blue cornmeal

Blue cornmeal has been used for decades in traditional Native dishes. Originally developed by the Hopi tribe, it is [...]

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The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen

(bio from From https://sioux-chef.com/)  Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota, born in Pine Ridge, SD, has been cooking across the US and World for [...]

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Three recipe ideas for your next summer potluck

Outdoor picnics and potluck dinners are back this summer, and we’re here to help you make a dish that [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Justin Pioche

Name: Justin Pioche Location: Upper Fruitland, NM Education/background: Kirtland Central High school (diploma), Arizona Culinary Institute (Certificate in Culinary Arts) Business name: Pioche FoodGroup, LLC  Tribal affiliation: Navajo. Salt Clan Navajo [...]

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Snacks for your next outdoor adventure

Hiking and camping season has arrived! We’ve made a list of snack ideas that are healthy and can be [...]

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tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine by Shane Chartrand

Born to Cree parents and raised by a Métis father and Mi’kmaw-Irish mother, Shane M. Chartrand has spent the [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Mariah Gladstone

Name: Mariah Gladstone Location: Babb, MT (Blackfeet Reservation) Education/background: Bachelor of science in environmental engineering, Columbia University; Master of science in Environmental Science, State University of New [...]

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Native scholarship application due June 30

Applications for the Native Scholarship program are due on Friday, June 30. SweetGrass will award a $1,250 scholarship to [...]

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SweetGrass honors local high school graduates

SweetGrass Trading Company honored local graduates of Winnebago High School with small gifts of white sage, a Tanka bison bar [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz

Name: Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz Location: Rio Verde, AZ Education/background: Natural foods chef and traditional healer Business name: Kitchen Curandera Tribe:  Xicana with Tewa lineage on mother’s side  What led to your passion [...]

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SweetGrass donates to National Alliance on Mental Illness fundraiser

SweetGrass Trading Company recently donated a gift basket to a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks Team. Each year thousands of people across [...]

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Apple Canyon Gourmet

When Anna Shawver moved from New Mexico to the Pacific Northwest in the mid 1980s, she was left with [...]

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Meet the blog writer

Name: Molly Roe Title: Account and Brand Manager Education: University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications – Master of Arts [...]

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A discussion about sage

by Molly Roe with contributions from Lewis St. Cyr, program director, HoChunk Renaissance Program  We get a lot of questions about [...]

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Tanka Bars

SweetGrass Trading Company is proud to offer Tanka Bars, meat bars made with bison and cranberries, in a variety of [...]

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El Paso Saddleblanket Company

El Paso Saddleblanket Company began when Dusty and Bonnie Henson were traveling along Route 66 selling turquoise jewelry and Mexican saddleblankets out of the back [...]

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Join a panel discussion, cooking demonstration and more led by Chef Sean Sherman

by Rachel Hatch, Illinois State University Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman will explore decolonizing the food system with events at Illinois State University [...]

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Cooking with Chiles

Chiles can add a spicy kick and bold flavor to almost any recipe, whether it’s meat, stew, salsa or [...]

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Top indigenous blogs to read today

Want to learn more about Native culture and modern issues surrounding Indian Country? Check out these popular blogs, then tell [...]

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How to make and use hominy

Hominy takes a little extra time to make, but is fairly easy and can add texture and color to salads, soups and skillets. Purchase some of our Indian [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart

Name: Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart Location: Rapid City, SD Education/background: Cornell University- entrepreneurship, Native American studies and economics Business name: Et-i-quette Catering Company Tribe: Oglala Lakota Sioux  What led to [...]

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Join the University of Minnesota to celebrate indigenous women chefs

The Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition is excited to announce “Celebrating Indigenous Women Chefs”.  This first of its [...]

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Interview with a Chef: Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D.

Name: Chef Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D.  Location: Santa Fe, NM Education/background: Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Culinary Anthropology (2011)  Business name: Red Mesa [...]

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SweetGrass coordinates hand sanitizer donation distribution for tribes

SweetGrass Trading Company recently worked with several organizations to distribute donated hand sanitizer to the Twelve Clans Unity Hospital [...]

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Three ways to cook with Indian Corn

Indian Corn, or Flint corn, is one of the oldest types of corn and comes in a variety of [...]

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Passamaquoddy Maple

For centuries, the Passamaquoddy people have lived and flourished on lands in Eastern Maine and Western New Brunswick, Canada. [...]

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SweetGrass Trading congratulates National Center 40 Under 40 Award recipients

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) has announced the 2020 class of Native American [...]

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Top indigenous podcasts and radio shows

If you need to pass the time during your commute, exercise routine or while doing household chores, check out [...]

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Haipazaza Phezuta

Haipazaza Phezuta is an online store offering natural beauty and wellness products. The company was founded in 2016 by T and [...]

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Celebrating the holidays amid COVID-19

With COVID-19 on the rise, many holiday traditions will look different for us this year. We won’t be able to gather [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Elena Terry

Name: Elena Terry  Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI  Education/background: Exec Chef/ Founder Wild Bearies   Business name: Wild Bearies  Tribe: Hocak (Ho-Chunk, Wisconsin)  What [...]

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Why not support Tribes across the nation while you’re at it! [...]

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Indigenous Teas and Refreshing Drinks

This post is inspired by the book “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen” by Sean Sherman  Indigenous people have enjoyed [...]

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month. This serves as a time to recognize the sacrifices and contributions of [...]

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Three tasty pumpkin recipes

It’s a fun tradition for many families to carve pumpkins every year around Halloween. But don’t throw away the [...]

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Little Hands Hawaii

Little Hands Hawaii was founded in 2011 when Rosalyn Ardoin and Michael Koenigs welcomed their first daughter into the [...]

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Wheat berries: what are they and how do I cook with them?

Wheat is the most commonly consumed grain in the United States. Wheat berries, however, are relatively uncommon in American [...]

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Ioway Bee Farm

The Ioway Bee Farm, owned and operated by the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska in White Cloud, Kansas, [...]

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Indian Corn Harvest 2020

by Ally Karsyn About 25 producers grew nearly 20 acres of Indian corn. Community members recently gathered to help [...]

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Types of corn and how to use them

This post is inspired by the book “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen” by Sean Sherman  The early cultivation of [...]

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SweetGrass announces 2020 scholarship winner

In 2018, SweetGrass Trading Company, a member of Ho-Chunk Trading Group, launched a scholarship program awarding funds to a [...]

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Types of beans and how to cook with them

This post is inspired by the book “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen” by Sean Sherman  Dried beans are a [...]

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Types of squash and how to use them

This post is inspired by the book “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen” by Sean Sherman  Squashes are an important [...]

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Easy snacks with roasted local seeds

This post is inspired by the book “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen” by Sean Sherman  Seeds of local vegetables [...]

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Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company

Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company was founded in 2012 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, by brothers Bryon and Kyle [...]

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Bee pollen: What is it and how do I use it?

Most of us know about the health benefits of raw, organic honey products. But what about bee pollen? What [...]

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Wild greens to forage for indigenous recipes

This post is inspired by the book “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen” by Sean Sherman  Many people don’t know [...]

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Takelma Roasting Company

Takelma Roasting Company was founded in 2017 and is owned and operated by the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua [...]

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Ramona Farms

Ramona and Terry Button began farming in 1974 on a ten-acre allotment near Sacaton, Arizona, on the Gila River [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Crystal Wahpepah

  Name: Crystal Wahpepah Location: Oakland, California Business name: Owner, Wahpepah’s Kitchen Tribe: Kickapoo  What led to your passion [...]

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$1,250 Scholarship for Native Students – Deadline July 31, 2024!

The deadline for our annual $1,250 scholarship is fast approaching, offering a fantastic opportunity [...]

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Customer feature: South Dakota Art Museum Store

The South Dakota Art Museum Store, located South Dakota State University campus in Brookings, [...]

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Three reasons you should use zinc oxide sunscreen

As the summer days get hotter, protecting your skin becomes more important than ever. [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Destiny Moser

Name:  Destiny Moser Location:  Kitchener, Ontario Education/background: Honours – Specialist Chef, Liaison College Business [...]

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Three ways to incorporate dandelions into your home and kitchen

Wild dandelions, often seen as pesky weeds, are a versatile and nutritious ingredient that [...]

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Four Indigenous-made gifts to delight dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is the perfect time to show appreciation for the special fathers and [...]

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Savory Summer Treat: Pulled Pork Nachos with Navajo Mike’s Barbecue Sauce

These Pulled Pork Nachos with Navajo Mike’s Southwest Style Barbecue Sauce are a perfect [...]

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Customer feature: Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve Gift Shop

Nestled in the heart of Oregonia, Ohio, the Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve [...]

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Refreshing Hibiscus-Peppermint Herbal Tea Popsicles for Summer

by Rachel Walters at tribalteaco.com As the temperature rises and summer approaches, there is [...]

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Introducing Nemi Cactus Sticks Pickled Jalapeño

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest product: Nemi Cactus Sticks [...]

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Five essential products to embrace the Spring season

Welcome to our guide to essential Spring products! From delectable snacks perfect for picnics [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Farmer: Angie Comeaux

Name: Angie Comeaux Location: Florala, Alabama Education/background: Nurse, trained clinical herbal practitioner, farmer Farm [...]

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Empowering Indigenous Voices: Kahara Hodges’ Inspirational Performance at the NCAA Championship

by Rachel Walters at Tribal Tea Co. As the curtains draw to a close [...]

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Brew Battle: Unveiling the Distinct Worlds of Coffee and Loose Leaf Tea

by Rachel Walters from Tribal Tea Co.* In the realm of comforting beverages, two [...]

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Naasii: A Coyote and Crow Dice Game

We’re thrilled to introduce Naasii, a captivating dice game that brings together the essence [...]

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Native Scholarship Program now open for applications

We are thrilled to announce that the Native Scholarship Program by SweetGrass Trading Company, [...]

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Three Easter desserts celebrating Indigenous ingredients

As Easter approaches, why not infuse your holiday table with a delightful blend of [...]

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Transforming tea tins: sustainable solutions and creative possibilities with Tribal Tea Co.

by Rachel Walters at tribalteaco.com Welcome to a world where sustainability meets creativity, where [...]

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Customer feature: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

In the heart of Evanston, Illinois, nestled within the Mitchell Museum of the American [...]

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Ho-Chunk, Inc., employee wins 40 Under 40 Award

Provided by Ho-Chunk, Inc. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development has awarded [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Bryce Michael Edward Stevenson

Name: Bryce Michael Edward Stevenson Location: Mooingwanekaaning-minis (Madeline Island) Education: Associate of Art in Graphic Design; Bachelor [...]

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SweetGrass Trading’s sister company donates profits to local mental health organization

Guest post by Rachel Walters at tribalteaco.com (Tribal Tea Co. is part of Ho-Chunk [...]

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‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ star nominated for Best Actress at Oscars, leading Indigenous representation

The film “Killers of the Flower Moon” received 10 nominations, including a nod for [...]

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Find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift with SweetGrass Trading Co.

Show your love and affection this year with our Valentine’s Day gift list, curated [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Anthony L. Warrior

Name: Anthony L. Warrior Location: Nebraska Indian Community College – Santee, NE Education/background: Bachelor [...]

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Stay on track with your 2024 New Year’s resolutions

Did you know that nearly one out of four people give up on their [...]

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Five products to keep you cozy this winter

As the winter chill sets in, creating a warm and cozy haven becomes essential [...]

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Brewing Prosperity: The Journey of Tribal Tea Co., a Ho-Chunk Inc. Subsidiary

by Rachel Walters at tribalteaco.com In the heartland of Nebraska, where the traditions of [...]

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Five unexpected ways to use Navajo Mike’s Barbecue Sauce

Established in 2020, Navajo Mike’s Barbecue started as a small dream in the kitchen [...]

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Three recipes perfect for Holiday gatherings

As the holiday season approaches, there’s an undeniable magic in the air, and what [...]

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Wrapping up 2023

As we bid farewell to 2023, it is with great pride that we reflect [...]

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Five facts about wild rice: A journey through culture, health, and tradition

Rooted in a long-standing tradition with Native American communities, wild rice holds a sacred [...]

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Yaupon Brothers receives prestigious local award for sustainability efforts

Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co., a SweetGrass vendor, was recently recognized with a Made [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Jacques T. Watso

Name: Jacques T. Watso Location: Odanak Education/background: Carpenter by trade Business name: Sagamité Watso [...]

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SweetGrass employees share their favorite products and recipes

Whether it’s the handcrafted items, the irresistible gourmet treats, or the carefully curated lifestyle [...]

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Customer Feature: The Museum of Native American History

Nestled in the town of Bentonville, AR, the Museum of Native American History (MONAH) [...]

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Five must-see Native American documentaries

The month of November holds great cultural significance in the United States. It’s the [...]

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Savor the season with these three easy autumn squash recipes

There’s no better way to celebrate the season’s embrace than by savoring the heartwarming [...]

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Customer feature: Colorado Feed Co., LLC

Kerri Knight is the owner of Mesa Ridge Ranch, a nonprofit livestock rescue organization [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Sara Calvosa Olson

Name: Sara Calvosa Olson Location: Huiman Coast Miwok Land (Mill Valley, CA) Education/background: Author, [...]

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Ho-Chunk Farms completes 2023 Indian Corn harvest

The annual Indian Corn harvest in Winnebago took place on September 5. The majority [...]

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Winnebago Senior Center is selected as 2023 Summer Ho-Chunk Way recipient

Provided by Ho-Chunk, Inc. Communications Our employees have selected the non-profit as our 2023 [...]

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SweetGrass announces 2023 scholarship recipient

SweetGrass Trading Company is excited to announce Major Elliott as the 2023 Ho-Chunk Trading [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: David Skinner

Name: David Skinner Location: Kemah, TX Education/background: Bacehlor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of [...]

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Five soup recipes to keep you warm this fall

Fall equinox is upon us, and soon the air will turn crisp, the leaves [...]

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Five products every tea drinker needs

Whether you have a tea lover in your life or you want to treat [...]

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Understanding our product classifications

SweetGrass Trading Company is dedicated to ensuring your shopping journey is delightful. Our commitment [...]

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Shop these four Indigenous businesses for back-to-school essentials

Numerous Indigenous businesses await your support this back-to-school season. Below, we’ve listed four of [...]

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Five recipes that use ingredients from the garden

Whether you have your own garden, use a community garden or buy fresh produce [...]

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2023 Ho-Chunk Trading Group Scholarship – Deadline Extended to August 15!

There is still time to apply for the 2023 Ho-Chunk Trading Group scholarship! In [...]

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Three must-read books to add to your summer reading list

Are you struggling to complete your summer reading goals? We have you covered with [...]

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Five health benefits of extra-virgin olive oil 

Olive oil is renowned for its potential health benefits, attributed to its rich content [...]

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Vendor feature: Pemmican Patty

article from pemmicanpatty.com My name is Patricia Mabin. I am a descendant of Chief [...]

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Five Native-made products you need for your next summer cookout

Summertime is finally here, and it’s the perfect time for a good cookout with [...]

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Stay cool this summer with herbal iced tea 

Last June, SweetGrass Trading launched a new line of loose-leaf herbal teas, which are [...]

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Five health benefits of Tepary beans you probably didn’t know about

Tepary beans have been part of the Native way of life for years. They have [...]

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Five ways to use canned seafood

Canned seafood, or conservas as they are known in Spain, has been a popular [...]

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Pinon Pine: How can I use it and what are its benefits?

Pinon Pine has been used for thousands of years by Indigenous people. The trees [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Andrea Murdoch

Name: Andrea Murdoch Location: Denver Education/background: Culinary Institute of America and community members Business name and title: [...]

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Employee Spotlight: Rachel Steinkamp

What is your education and background? I am a senior graduating in May from [...]

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New book available: “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer 

We are excited to now offer the book “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge [...]

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Five products to combat spring allergies 

The weather is warming up, the birds are singing, and Spring is in the [...]

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Ho-Chunk Trading Group employees attend Reservation Economic Summit 

Five employees from Ho-Chunk Trading Group attended the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) at Caesar’s [...]

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Ho-Chunk Trading Group Scholarship application is now open

The 2023 Ho-Chunk Trading Group Scholarship application is now open! We are proud to [...]

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Three Indigenous recipes to celebrate National Nutrition Month 

March is National Nutrition Month, and we are celebrating by sharing three delicious recipes [...]

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The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development announces 40 Under 40 recipients 

Announcement from The National Center (NCAIED)  The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development [...]

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Honey sticks: more than just a sweet treat 

Honey sticks are a great snack on-the-go and make a healthier alternative to processed [...]

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SweetGrass becomes recertified as a Minority Business Enterprise  

SweetGrass Trading Company recently received a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification from the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier [...]

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Bison Star Naturals

Bison Star Naturals was founded in 2018 by Angelo (Taos Pueblo) and Jacquelene McHorse. [...]

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Ho-Chunk Way committee presents donation to Tribal Farm

From Ho-Chunk, Inc. Communications Congratulations to Winnebago Tribal Farm, the latest Ho-Chunk Way recipient! [...]

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Five tips to healthier skin this winter 

Dry indoor heat and low humidity levels can starve your skin of moisture and [...]

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SweetGrass account manager graduates from Minority Business Enterprise University  

Molly Roe, account and brand manager at SweetGrass, recently graduated from the Mountain Plains [...]

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A Guide to Native American food trucks in the U.S. 

You might be surprised to know how many Native-owned food trucks and buses there [...]

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Nizhóní Soaps receives Originativ Entrepreneur Award from Phoenix Suns 

Nizhóní Soaps, a SweetGrass Trading Co. vendor, recently received the 2022-2023 Originativ Entrepreneur Award [...]

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SweetGrass receives funds to conduct international research 

Using funding from the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), SweetGrass Trading recently became the first company [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Food Activist: Anthony Johnson 

Name: Anthony Johnson Location: Seattle Education/background: University of Minnesota Twin Cities – Finance  Business name: ʔálʔal Café Tribal [...]

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2022 Year in Review

We can’t thank our loyal customers and vendors enough for the successful year we’ve [...]

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Ho-Chunk, Inc. 2023 internship application now open 

We are now accepting applications for our 2023 Summer Internship Program, which is a [...]

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SweetGrass represented at annual agriculture conference 

Account and Brand Manager Molly Roe attended the 2022 Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) Annual [...]

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2022 Holiday gift guide 

It’s time to get Holiday shopping wrapped up and we’re here to help. At [...]

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How to honor and respect Native American culture this Thanksgiving 

This Thanksgiving, we encourage you to see the Holiday through a Native perspective. While [...]

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Five mouth-watering, kid-friendly recipes using Saunooke’s Mill chicken and fish seasoning 

Saunooke’s Mill chicken and fish seasoning is made with corn flour, potato flakes, salt, [...]

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Honoring Native American Heritage Month 

November is Native American Heritage Month! According to the National Congress of American Indians, [...]

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Limited edition items for the Holidays 

We have some exciting things in store for the Holiday season this year. If [...]

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Saunooke’s Mill 

Established in 1975, Saunooke’s Mill is a landmark on the Cherokee Indian Reservation at [...]

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Five ways to practice self-care 

Self-care has become a popular trend, especially among millennials. Self-care is the practice of [...]

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Three comforting recipes to try this fall 

When the weather gets crisp and the leaves start to fall, nothing sounds better [...]

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MORE health benefits of drinking tea 

We previously covered the potential health benefits of enjoying a cup of tea, including [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Food Activist: Ethan Tyo

Name: Ethan Tyo Location: Syracuse, NY Education/background: Syracuse University ’17 G’22 Project name: The AlterNative Project Tribe: Akwesasne [...]

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Maple syrup recipes that are perfect for autumn

There’s something about the toasty, sweet and savory taste of maple syrup that makes [...]

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Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Joe Robbins

Name: Joe Robbins Location: Milo, Maine Education/background: Professional restaurant experience for 10+ years Business name: Executive Chef [...]

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Frequently Asked Questions (revisited) 

We want to make sure our customers are always updated on the latest news [...]

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Why olive oil quality matters 

Have you been using the cheaper olive oil you can find on the shelf? [...]

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SweetGrass announces 2022 scholarship recipient 

SweetGrass is excited to announce Grace Kennedy as the 2022 Ho-Chunk Trading Group scholarship [...]

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Five must-try hot sauce hacks

Hot sauce is one of America’s most popular condiments, and according to a recent [...]

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How can tea benefit my physical health? 

We previously covered the potential benefits enjoying a cup of tea can have on [...]

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SweetGrass adds hot sauce to line of Native-made products 

SweetGrass is excited to announce a new product on our online store, Sakari Farms [...]

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Red Lake Nation Foods

Red Lake Nation Foods is owned and operated by the Red Lake Band of [...]

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SweetGrass joins online marketplace to connect with minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses 

SweetGrass Trading Company recently joined the National Diversity Veteran Small Business (NDVSB) marketplace, powered [...]

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The mental health benefits of tea 

A warm cup of tea is the perfect way to start and end your [...]

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