Koyukon Athabascan entrepreneur Joy Huntington is achieving her goals through a combination of grit, an inborn ability to foster productive communications between people, and a firm footing in her Tribal heritage.
Chef Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota founder of “The Sioux Chef,” is on a mission. He wants to help indigenous peoples across the world reclaim their ancestral food knowledge, while creating sustainable economies around indigenous foodways.
Three years ago, Lee Meisel opened Leeway Franks, a beloved sausage shop and restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas. Meisel and his “tight-knit crew” of employees make the all-natural, locally sourced frankfurters, bratwursts and sausages in-house.
Thomas Begay (Navajo, Hopi) had to overcome a series of logistical challenges to launch Chief Burgers, a gourmet burger and picadilly business on wheels, based in Window Rock, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation reservation.