• Feeding Our Future: Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate

  • Indian Country Today: Native American Farm, Ranch and Food Fund

    Indian Country Today highlighted the effort to create the Native American Farm, Ranch & Food Fund.

  • WKKF Food & Community Program Video

    This W.K. Kellogg Foundation video highlights TOCA’s work to introduce traditional foods into school meals on the Tohono O’odham Nation.


  • PolicyLink's America's Tomorrow Newsletter

    PolicyLink’s America’s Tomorrow Newsletter featured TOCA’s work to establish Desert Rain Food Services, a social enterprise designed to bring healthy, local, traditional and scratch cook foods to all schools on the Tohono O’odham Nation.

  • Native Foodways Magazine: Getting Traditional Foods on Your School Menu

    In the Winter 2013/14 issue of Native Foodways Magazine, Tristan shared advice for how to get traditional foods on the menus of schools in Native American communities.

  • National Clearinghouse for Youth: Youth Development and Community Development Go Hand-in-Hand

    In this report by the National Clearinghouse for Youth, Tristan discusses TOCA’s approach to youth development.

  • Closing the Gap: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities

    Closing the Gap: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities, a report by the Applied Research Center and Northwest Federation of Community Organizations, outlines issues of health disparities in the U.S.  It features TOCA as one of the organizations that is effectively addressing the issue.

  • Creating Change: How Organizations Connect with Youth, Build Communities, and Strengthen Themselves

    The Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development featured TOCA in this report on Creating Change: How Organizations Connect with Youth, Build Communities, and Strengthen Themselves.

  • Yes! Magazine: Native Recipe for Health

    Gabriel Thompson’s article in the Fall 2009 issue of Yes! Magazine explored TOCA’s efforts to redevelop a healthy and sustainable food system on the Tohono O’odham Nation.

  • Food & Nutrition Magazine: Can Reviving Traditional Foods Improve Native Americans' Health?

    This article in Food & Nutrition explores TOCA’s efforts to bring traditional foods back to the Tohono O’odham community.

  • National Congress of the American Indian

    Tristan Reader and Karen Blaine of TOCA were featured in a panel titled Building a Healthier Indian Country: Looking to the Future with an Eye to the Past at the 2008 meeting of NCAI.

  • CBS News' 60 Minutes

    In 2004, TOCA’s efforts to promote traditional foods to address the diabetes crisis in the Tohono O’odham community were featured on CBS News’ 60 Minutes.

  • New York Times: Finding Desert Blooms That Heal

    This 2000 article from the New York Times reports on The Desert Walk for Health and Culture, a 240-mile pilgrimage to promote traditional foods, culture and wellness.

  • Cultural Survival: Enjoying a Low-fat Desert

    Cultural Survival author Lisa Matthews profiled TOCA’s food systems work in this 2006 article.

  • Leadership for a Changing World Awardee Profile

    In 2002, Tristan Reader and TOCA Co-Founder Terrol Dew Johnson were named one of the top community leadership teams in the country by the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World program.  This profile explores their leadership style and vision.

  • NPR Feature on Desert Rain Cafe

    NPR’s All Things Considered featured TOCA’s Desert Rain Cafe and our efforts to provide healthy, traditional foods to the Tohono O’odham community.

  • USDA Webinar: Local Food Leaders Take a Break to Hang Out

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Coordinator for Local and Regional Food Systems Elanor Starmer hosted a live Google+ Hangout to discuss the importance of a comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to local and regional food systems at USDA on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.  Tristan was one of the invited presenters.