Mariah Gladstone grew up in Northwest Montana with one moccasin in the Flathead Valley and one in the Blackfeet Reservation. She began developing her own recipes at the age of two and gradually started incorporating indigenous foods. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Environmental Engineering and returned to Kalispell where she continues to work on Native issues, specifically developing a pre-colonial cooking show called Indigikitchen. Mariah has been recognized as one of the top 25 Under 25 leaders in Indian Country and as a Champion for Change by the Aspen Institute. When she’s not cooking, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, or skiing as well as teaching cirque classes.