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[Image Description: Thirteen members of the Board of Directors standing together on an overlook, wearing their MCC jackets and vests. Behind them is a bright blue lake surrounded by trees.]

About Us

Mariah Gladstone | Babb, MT

Mariah Gladstone  | Babb, MT

Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet, Cherokee) grew up between the Flathead Valley and the Blackfeet Reservation. She graduated from Columbia University in 2015 with her B.S. in Environmental Engineering and returned home where she worked as a community organizer and completed a year of AmeriCorps national service with Energy Corps, helping the City of Whitefish develop a Climate Action Plan. In 2016, Mariah launched an online blog, Indigikitchen, focusing on revitalizing traditional Indigenous foods that strengthen cultural ties and remind us of the inherent worth of our identities while fueling our physical bodies.

Mariah has been recognized as a "Culture of Health Leader" through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “Champion of Change” through the Center for Native American Youth, and a Grist 50 "Fixer." She also serves on the board of the Native Youth Food Sovereignty Alliance.  Mariah currently lives in Babb, MT with her partner Kenneth and is completing her M.S. in Environmental Science through SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry.

Member Since  2020