Monday, November 29, 2021



A beautiful written essay about my food and work through Food Sovereignty. Sponsored by

Written by Amber Starks.

Click Kitchn site link to read the article 馃

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Transparency of who I am at The Urban Native Philosophy Kitchen in Tacoma Washington (PART 2)

By Ramon Shiloh (Executive Chef)
I’m an award-winning author, artist, multicultural chef of Black, Filipino, Creek, and Cherokee descent, as well as an activist for Native youth.
I was born in Palo Alto California in the middle of the Occupation of Alcatraz in 1970, which allowed me to forge allegiances with many Native luminaries my mother knew in the late ’70s to early ’90s, including friendships with John Trudell, Floyd (Red Crow) Westerman, comedian Charlie Hill, medicine man Leonard Crow Dog, and Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller (to name a few), and I’ve formed alliances with Native communities in the urban environments of Northern and Central California, Albuquerque New Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest since the early ’80s.
As a Native radio broadcaster, educator and sought-after storyteller, my mother surrounded me with Native perspectives and spiritual belief systems; this was simply our way of life.
After my mother’s passing in 1992, I picked up where she left off and dedicated my life to art and social activism in Native communities and remain dedicated to this day.
The influence of these incredible mentors shaped my worldview and taught me how to bridge the urban-native gap from social commentary to the food on our plates.
My goal is to honor the legacy of my mother’s work and finish what she started: Build better partnerships of understanding through food, Art, and political concerns in a native way.

馃Photo of me Speaking with Executive Director Lisa Fruichantie during our Puyallup Land Acknowledgment Ceremony with Permanent Installation by @paige_pettibon (September 29th, 2021)
馃 Photo of my mother speaking as guest speaker for the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, with Wilma Mankiller in 1982-‘84

Sunday, September 5, 2021


What an honor to contribute a recipe with other chefs and families for the “Santa Fe Children’s Museum Cookbook”.

Not only is this 71 page cookbook rich with regional and historical facts, but many exciting programs being developed with the support from community volunteers, donors, and partners.
Thank you Hannah Hausman for giving our youth access to science, art, humanities education, a safe space to have fun, explore and play.
For more information about the Santa Fe Children’s Museum go to the link in my comment box below.
Happy cooking and have a beautiful life everyone! 馃敟馃崣馃馃馃尰❤️

Saturday, August 21, 2021


KCTS/PBS August 19th & August 20th
Discussing food sovereignty, with Valerie Segrest (Muckleshoot)

Watch our KCTS/PBS/CROSSCUT interview below.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021


 Proud to be the 

Official Skagit River Salmon Festival Commemorative 

Poster Artist 

 2019, 2020 & 2021

©2019/2020/2021/Ramon Shiloh
Resident Artist/SRSF Commemorative Posters 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The URBAN NATIVE PHILOSOPHY KITCHEN I'm developing in Tacoma Washington (Part 1)

By Ramon Shiloh (Executive Chef)

馃The Urban Native Philosophy Kitchen (Spring 2022) was created to reflect knowledge and observations of Native life, advocate for eating only seasonal ingredients, and bridge awareness to the understanding that partnering with local and Indigenous farmers is a healthier way to combat the inadequate processing, storage, and distribution systems and facilities which have eroded our relationship to food in urban cities across America.

Our mission is to partner with rotating local, regional, and national Native chefs to build empowering stories that reflect their foodway systems and philosophies, address challenges, and discuss the need to share our Indigenous food knowledge in this ever-changing world.

The Urban Native Philosophy Kitchen core values are focused on building healthy relationships with our tribal elders, Native veterans, and Native youth, as well as to our mourning ceremonies, youth functions, and all identities seeking to eat healthy food within our communities, throughout the Salish Sea and across the country.

馃Alma/Urban Native Philosophy Kitchen recognizes that we operate on the traditional homelands of the Puyallup people.
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We gratefully acknowledge that we rest on the traditional lands of the Puyallup People where they make their home and speak the Lushootseed language.

馃Photo: Speaking with Executive Director Lisa Fruichantie during our Land Acknowledgment Ceremony with Permanent Installation by Paige Pettibon (September 29th, 2021)