Native Foodways Magazine is published by Tohono O'odham Community Action (TOCA).  TOCA is a native-run 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a healthy, culturally vital and sustainable community on the Tohono O'odham Nation in southern Arizona. Native Foodways Magazine provides a "nationally-native" perspective and shares stories across indigenous communities.



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Founder/Editorial Director

Mary Paganelli Votto


Publisher & Editor-At-Large

Terrol Dew Johnson


Executive Editor

Karen Smith Wyndham, Ph.D.


Art Directors

Neebinnaukzhik Southall & Deborah Villa



Editorial Board


Loretta Barrett Oden, Chef/Owner, Corn Dance Enterprises (Potawatomi)

Dr. Lois Ellen Frank, Chef/Owner Red Mesa Cuisine, LLC (Kiowa)

Nephi Craig, Executive Chef/Sunrise Park Resort Hotel, Founder of the Native American Culinary Association, (White Mountain Apache/Diné)

Dr. Ofelia Zepeda, Regents’ Professor of Linguistics, University of Arizona (Tohono O’odham)



Native Foodways Magazine • Post Office Box 1790 • Sells, Arizona • 85634