ABOUT THE GUIDE
Welcome to the PNW Tribal Agriculture Guide. This guide is designed to increase tribal food sovereignty and tribal economy through the free promotion of tribal businesses in our local Oregon, Washington and Idaho communities. The guide is open to anyone who is tribally affiliated that would like to participate. The types of producers included are fishers, seed keepers, healers, farmers, community gardens, restaurants and food carts, markets, and educational resources. What's more, it is free for the community at large to access, as well.
Spring Alaska Schreiner - Owner
My name is Spring Alaska/Upingaksraq (the time when the ice breaks). I am the owner and Principal Ecologist-Indigenous Agriculturalist of Sakari Farms. I am an enrolled member and shareholder of the Chugach Alaska Native Corporation and Valdez Native Tribe.
My Inupiaq lineage allows a unique/diverse cultural perspective of the use of historical food systems ranging from Alaska to Oregon and regional tribal lands on Turtle Island. I serve on multiple regional and national agricultural boards, educational committees, and advocate for tribal famers and food producers. I also received the 2019 NASDA Women Farm to Food Award, and more recently, the recipient of the 2021 Na’ahlee Tribal Fellowship, and the 2022 Ecotrust Indigenous Leadership Award for the PNW.
I participate in the USDA Indian Agricultural Council, Made by Native American Export Food Program, Indigenous Seed Keepers Network, Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, American Indian Housing Authority, PNW Inter Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition, and many other regional policy-based boards and committees.
This guide was created out of the need to source our tribal/traditional foods here in the PNW. Having access to our tribal foods will preserve our traditional ways, re-establish our tribal community connections, expand our existing tribal trade routes, and create more awareness and education around tribal foods.
Cayuse Native Solutions - Website Designers, Logo Creators
Cayuse Native Solutions provides innovative and flexible technology solutions to Native Nations, tribal entities, Native-owned businesses, and organizations that serve Indigenous communities, including Native Hawaiian groups.
Core services include:
· Digital marketing (websites, graphic design, social media, video projects)
· Mobile applications (Camp Crier mobile app and convention apps)
· Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Drones
· UAS pilot training
· Business support services
Cayuse Native Solutions belongs to the Cayuse Holdings family of companies, which is wholly owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), a federally recognized Indian tribe headquartered near Pendleton, Oregon. Cayuse serves Federal, State, Tribal, Local, and Commercial clients.
Tempest Carvalho - Intern
Tempest Carvalho is a member of the Maidu Tribe from the Feather River Valley in Northern California. She is a full-time student at Oregon State University - Cascades pursuing her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Sustainability and a minor in Outdoor Products. Tempest has completed an Akiptan internship at Sakari Farms and has continued working for Spring Alaska in the creation of the PNW Tribal Agriculture Guide from then on. She would like to incorporate her Native heritage into her work after graduation, hoping to continue doing her part to increase tribal food sovereignty and tribal economy through continuous promotion of tribal businesses.