Stephanie Woodard

Stephanie Woodard has reported on Indian country for nearly two decades for publications including Indian Country Media Network, In These TimesYES!,, and Huffington Post.

Great Serpent Mound

Native Sites in Ohio Named to World Heritage List

The eight earthworks complexes in central and southern Ohio join nearly 1,200 sites worldwide that UNESCO has said have outstanding value to humanity.

November 14, 2023

The Indigenous Winter Pantry: Recipes for Today’s Kitchen

After the disruption of colonization, numerous tribal efforts aim to reinvigorate traditional foods and the health benefits they provide.

February 22, 2023

Navajo Flat

Tribes Get Creative in Teaching Tradition and Community

Today, Native nations are creating vibrant children’s programs, using the most up-to-date and culturally appropriate means to keep their youngsters involved in tradition and community—while still ensuring their safety in these dangerous pandemic times.

August 24, 2021

Native American gardeners

Gardening Advice from Indigenous Food Growers

Today, danger confronts all of us on this Earth. “We were already facing climate change, and now there is the pandemic,” Skye says. The seeds will always be there, to provide both food and a spiritual connection to the Earth, he says. “They are how we will survive.”

June 3, 2020

Menominee forest

The English Language Cannot Describe This Native Forest

Though I started out writing about agriculture and culture, I quickly realized that you cannot talk about crops without talking about the land, and you cannot talk about the land without talking about why the original people of this country have so little of what they once held.

September 6, 2018