Native American food coming to Australia

The American Indian Foods (AIF) program administered by the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) will introduce Native American food products to the Australian food trade during the Fine Food Australia trade show.

Nathan Notah AND Tina Voigt who administer the program, have a primary goal to improve the economic situation for the thousands of American Indian farmers and ranchers.

“We aim to pursue and promote the conservation, development and use of our American Indian agricultural resources for the betterment of our people,” Notah says.

“We appreciate this exciting opportunity for us to introduce American Indian Foods that have been grown for centuries to the food trade in Australia.

Located in the USA pavilion at Fine Food, American Indian Foods will have export ready products on display.

In addition to learning about the American Indian Foods Export Program buyers will be introduced to companies promoting their line of Native American food products.

Participants with their tribal affiliation, location and products are:

Bedre Fine Chocolates (Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma) – gourmet chocolates.

Lummi (Raven) Native Seafoods (Lummi Nation, Washington) – packaged salmon.

Mighty Good Bison (Apache Nation, Oklahoma) – natural bison meat and jerky.

Native American Natural Foods (Sioux Nation, South Dakota) – Tanka Bar and Tanka Bites energy snacks made from 100% natural buffalo and dried cranberries.

Native Natural Southwest Native Foods (Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico) – Anazasi beans, red chili powder and parched blue corn.

Native Pride Products (Tlingit & Aleut, Alaska) – fresh and smoked seafood.

Red Lake Nation Foods (Chippewa Nation, Minnesota) – 100% all natural, premium long grain wild rice and fish products.

Sister Sky Natural Products (Spokane Nation, Washington) – natural bath and body care products.

All the food is grown on lands of Native American Nations or from their natural waters with many of the products still harvested in ways defined hundreds of years ago by the American Indian tribes.

Fine Food Australia

7 — 10 September 2009

Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre