Kate Nelson | Civil Eats


An Alaska Native Tlingit tribal member, Nelson is an award-winning writer and editor living in Minneapolis. She's currently the editor-in-chief of Artful Living, a top U.S. boutique lifestyle magazine. She's interviewed such luminaries as Padma Lakshmi, Andrew Zimmern, and chef Sean Sherman, and written for publications including ELLE, Esquire, Architectural Digest, Teen Vogue, Bustle, Andscape, and more.

Native Youth Learn to Heal Their Communities Through Mycelium

A parent walks an infant through a corn field as part of spirit of the sun's traditional ecological knowledge programming. (Photo courtesy of Spirit of the Sun)

The Land Back Movement Is Also About Foodways

Nick Tilsen during the Mount Rushmore Land Back Protest. (Photo credit: Willi White)

Listen to Plants, Says Indigenous Forager and Activist Linda Black Elk

Linda Black Elk (Photo courtesy of NATIFS)

Building a Case for Investment in Regenerative Agriculture on Indigenous Farms

Jess Brewer gathers livestock at Brewer Ranch on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. (Photo courtesy of Intertribal Agriculture Council, www.indianag.org)

Tribes Are Building Food Sovereignty With Help From the Nation’s Largest Hunger-Relief Group

Cheyenne Majenty of Helping Hands for Hualapai hopes a new program through Feeding America will help the tribe develop greater food sovereignty through community gardens. (Photo credit: Joel Gonzalez)

This Oregon Farmer Is Building a New Model for Indigenous Food and Agriculture

Spring Alaska Schreiner walks in her greenhouse at Sakari Farms. (Photo courtesy of Spring Alaska Schreiner)

How Alaska Natives Lost the Right to Fish Sacred Salmon

An Alaska Native subsistence fisherman steers his boat loaded with salmon on the Yukon River.

An Indigenous-Led Team Is Transforming a Minneapolis Superfund Site into a New Urban Farm

This Fund Is Investing $20 Million to Help Black Farmers Thrive

The Black farmers at Big Dream Farm stand in the field. (Photo credit: Jared Davis)

Can Sean Sherman’s BIPOC Foodways Alliance Dismantle White Supremacy Over Dinner?

Chef and food writer Mecca Bos (left) and Native American chef Sean Sherman (center) launched the BIPOC Foodways Alliance to preserve and share food stories from various communities of color. They recently hosted their first communal dinner to share different cultural approaches to cooking and sharing food. (Photo credit: Uche Iroegbu)