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To provide a unified effort to promote change in Indian Agriculture for the benefit of Indian People.

The Intertribal Agriculture Council conducts a wide range of programs designed to further the goal of improving Indian Agriculture. The IAC promotes the Indian use of Indian resources and contracts with federal agencies to maximize resources for tribal members.

Discover Native American Indian & Alaska Native Foods at FOODEX 2016 Tokyo, Japan

March 3, 2016

Billings, Montana, USA, March 3, 2016– The American Indian Foods (AIF) program administered by the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) will introduce Native American Indian and Alaska Native food products to the Japanese food trade during FOODEX 2016 in Tokyo Japan. The show runs from March 08-11, 2016.

Located at Booth 3C04-37 in the USA Pavilion, American Indian Foods will have export ready products on display that are made and produced by Native American Indians and Alaska Natives.  In addition to learning about the American Indian Foods export program, you will meet the following exhibitors listed here by location and products:

Airfresh Seafood (Gig Harbor, Washington)- live, fresh and frozen seafood.

Arctic Circle Wild Salmon (Inupiat Eskimo Village, Alaska)wild Alaskan salmon and seafood.

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (Cass Lake, Minnesota)- wild rice.

Native Vine Winery (Lexington, North Carolina)- wine.

Seka Hills (Brooks, California)- olive oil and honey.

Sugpiaq (Anchorage, Alaska) – seafood to include wild Alaskan salmon, snow crab and king crab.

“American Indian Foods is excited to be participating again in FOODEX to introduce Native American Indian and Alaska Native food products to Japan,” states Nathan Notah, Program Director.  “This year we’ll have exhibitors showcasing seafood products to include fresh salmon, roe, crab, and smoked salmon.  In addition, we will have producers with wild rice, olive oil & honey, and wine.  We invite the food trade and media to come visit our booth, meet our exhibitors and learn more about high-quality, fresh and healthy products available from Native American Indians and Alaska Natives.”

Foods from Native American Indians come from Tribes and Alaska Natives throughout the United States and are grown on lands of the Native American Nations or fished and harvested from their natural waters. Many of the products sold are still harvested in ways defined hundreds of years ago by the American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives.

Food products from participants in the American Indian Foods export program include beef jerky, chillis, chocolate, popcorn, wild rice, fry bread, fruits and vegetables, meats to include buffalo, seafood/fish, spices and seasonings, maple syrup, wine and other agricultural products.

In addition to exhibiting at international and U.S. food shows, American Indian Foods export program sponsors Native Tastes cooking demonstrations, foreign buyer missions and press missions.  Native Tastes activities have been held in Osaka and Kyoto in the past to introduce the food trade to American Indian Foods products.  The program included a presentation on American Indian Foods, dishes prepared with Native American products and a cooking demonstration by a Native American chef.

To learn more about American Indian Foods and the participants in FOODEX, visit our booth at Hall 3, Booth 3C04-37 in the USA Pavilion or visit www.AmericanIndianFoods.com

Intertribal Agriculture Council
American Indian Foods
100 N. 27th Street Suite 500
Billings, MT 59102 USA
Tel: 1-406-259-3525
Fax: 1-406-256-9980

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