Rooted in the cultivation of Indigenous food sovereignty and elevating and preserving Indigenous Narratives, I-Collective is developing a Cookbook and Webinar Series to assist in strengthening the connection of our people to their food. Indigenous food sovereignty is critical because many health issues are tied to colonialism and the exploitation of resources, land and people. Food is our most intimate connection to ourselves, our ancestors, our communities, and most importantly, our future generations. Our vision is to increase visibility, own our foods and culture, and promote Indigenous ingredients and histories in our modern world.

Content Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in contributing to our new publication, made by Indigenous people, for Indigenous people!

The I-Collective is looking for Indigenous Community Members, Scholars, Activists, Artists, Writers, and Indigenous Food Knowledge Holders who want to create meaningful content for a virtual Cookbook, Journal, and Educational Resource currently in development for publication.

The I-Collective stands for four principles: Indigenous, Inspired, Innovative, and Independent. An autonomous group of Indigenous chefs, activists, herbalists, seed, and knowledge keepers, the I-Collective strives to open a dialogue and create a new narrative that highlights not only historical Indigenous contributions, but also promotes our community's resilience and innovations in gastronomy, agriculture, the arts, and society at large. 

All the work we publish reflects what we see as a sustained engagement with Intertribal Foodways, narrative change, and Indigenous Food Sovereignty.

The editors of this publication welcome unsolicited submissions and consider them all carefully. All topics relevant to Indigenous Food Sovereignty will be considered, with priority given to upcoming issue topics/ingredients. Currently we are actively curating content focusing on the following ingredients and their stories: Three Leaf Sumac, Yucca, Chiltepin, Walleye, Squash, and Chokecherry. 

Because of limited staff time, we're not able to offer personalized feedback, but please know that we're grateful to each individual who shares work with us.

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We Compensate!

We pay for:

  • Innovative Writing around Food Sovereignty, Indigenous Foodways, Indigenous Agriculture, Stories of our Food Relatives, and topics of historic importance. We encourage and accept all forms of storytelling: Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry.

  • Visual Art: In Digital format

  • Recipes, regionally specific and highlighting Ingredients Indigenous to what is now known as the America’s 

  • Video- Storytelling, Workshops, Interviews, Cooking Demos, Virtual Plant Walks

Submission Guidelines:

  • We accept original, unpublished work only

  • We accept written pieces between 500-1500 words (poetry can be less)

  • Attach written work in .pdf, .docx, or .rtf 

  • Images must be high resolution versions in JPG or PNG format, and videos should be submitted as embed links. 

  • You must own the rights to any images you submit

All Submissions must include:

  • Your full name

  • Short bio (2-3 sentences)

  • Tribal affiliation

  • Title of work

  • Full text of submission

  • Included recognition of all data, quotes, and referenced content

  • May submit description of proposed content for future production, ie: Webinar or Workshop topics, Virtual Plant Walks, Indigenous Agriculture Tours 


**Stipends for published work terms will be discussed and established via a Letter of Agreement prior to publication.


To Submit Content for publication in an upcoming issue of the Gathering Basket please complete the Content Submission Form.