OUR STORY

AMERICAN INDIAN FOODS

American Indian Foods (AIF) is a program of the Intertribal Agriculture Council that began in 1998 under contract with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The partnership was developed as a platform for American Indian food businesses to showcase their products and share Tribal cultures with the world.

American Indian Foods come from coast to coast in the United States and are grown on the pristine lands of Native American Nations or raised in their natural waters. Many of these products are still harvested in ways defined hundreds of years ago. Native American communities are a close knit group as many of them gather families and friends together annually to harvest, celebrate, and give thanks.

OUR STAFF

Latashia Redhouse

AIF Director

Latashia Redhouse is an enrolled member of the Diné Nation and was raised in southeastern Utah. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Journalism with an emphasis in Corporate Communications at Utah State University. She has spent years supporting organizations with marketing strategies and guidance, and is excited to serve the Native American farmer-entrepreneurs and business owners. Her passion is to inspire Indigenous professionals and offer solutions to help grow their business.

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Tomie Peterson

AIF Assistant Director

Tomie grew up, and currently resides on, a cattle ranch near Parade, SD. Tomie is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She is a graduate of Black Hills State University and joins Intertribal Agriculture Council from Dacotah Bank in Mobridge, where she was an Agriculture Banker.

In this setting, She developed a trained eye for Ag Lending and Finance. In her new capacity with the IAC, she advocates on behalf of Tribal producers for fair and equitable financing, functional access to USDA programming, and innovative business structures. Tomie enjoys working in the Ag industry helping producers succeed and looks forward to assisting producers across Indian Country.