Kate Nelson | Civil Eats


An Alaska Native Tlingit tribal member, Nelson is an award-winning writer and editor living in Minneapolis. She's the former editor-in-chief of Artful Living, a top U.S. boutique lifestyle magazine. She's interviewed such luminaries as Padma Lakshmi, chef Sean Sherman, and "Reservation Dogs" creator Sterlin Harjo and written for publications including ELLE, Esquire, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, the BBC, the Guardian, Teen Vogue, and more.

For This Alaska Town, Whaling Is a Way of Life

Parting the ice as they tow the whale back home. (Photo credit: Jim Wickens)

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)