These delicious treats were cultivated and enjoyed by native people for hundreds if not thousands of years. But with the arrival of the Spanish in Latin America, they were shared around the globe.
For decades, the government stood between the Unangan people and the fur seals they subsist on. But as the seal population declines, the proposed revisions now face opposition from the Humane Society.
Warming oceans and development threaten the West Coast's wild salmon. So activists started a traveling celebration to draw attention to the plight of the sockeye in Canada's Fraser River.
When an Austin neuroscientist-turned-baker dove deeply into a box of Peruvian mesquite flour on a lark, he found a forgotten, flavorful and nutritious bean that was once vital to Native Americans.
A violent past wiped out some of the country's culinary roots and contributed to a reliance on processed foods. But that is changing, as a movement grows to innovate with indigenous ingredients.
Members of some Native American tribes are hoping to revive their food and farming traditions by planting the kinds of indigenous crops their ancestors once grew.
Protesters in the months-long standoff at the Indian reservation live in camps with makeshift kitchens. Chef Brian Yazzie was just there, feeding activists in a way that honors indigenous traditions.
Chef Nephi Craig of the Apaches in the Kitchen blog reflects on what the "mainstream" culinary world has to learn about Native foodways.