Grinding Stone Collective:
Honoring Our Past, Nourishing Our Future.
Grinding Stone Collective Inc. is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to creating meaningful events, workshops, classes, and databases for Indigenous communities. Our core mission is to build strong, self-sufficient Indigenous communities and to build connections between urban and rural natives. We are committed to creating innovative, impactful, and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing us as Indigenous people today. We accomplish this by working with both Tech and TEK to promote Indigenous culture and knowledge through education, collaboration, and innovation. We strive to create new opportunities for Indigenous people to share their stories, values, and history with the larger inter-tribal community and allies. Through our initiatives, we hope to unite Indigenous people from all parts of Turtle Island and foster empowered inter-tribal connections.
First Foods Program
The newly forming Stewards program will create climate solutions through education, indigenous agro-biospheres, terraforming, and land back. We aim to distribute workshops & roundtable discussions covering the impacts of climate change & our fight for visibility, as well as toolkits, seeds, and saplings so we can empower a new generation of Stewards.
A New Day For Old Ways
Our New Day for Old Ways educational series has included 2+ years of online class development & production. We focus on Indigenous Food culture, Food Sovereignty, Food Justice, Land Back, and Climate Change through our podcast, social media, and online and in-person classes, all taught by members of our diverse Indigenous communities.
Inter-Tribal Food Pantry & Co-op is our mutual aid initiative that brings Indigenous food producers and Native communities closer together to provide culturally accessible food products. Through partnerships with indigenous producers, we’ve successfully delivered over 8223 pounds of food ― including Bison meat, grains, oysters, potatoes, and produce ― for free to indigenous communities.
Other Programs & Services
GSC is always looking to produce new events and programs that robustly approach the issues facing our communities. We've grown a few new roots through our three branches of change. The projects below expand our reach and overall impact as an organization.
Reclaiming Our Roots, Reviving Our Traditions
Did you know?
There are over 7000 plant species edible for human consumption in the world but we only produce around 120 of these at large scale.
What culinary wonders exist that we have not yet fully cultivated as a species?