Neftali Duran is a chef, advocate, educator, and organizer, working towards an equitable food system and building a network of indigenous food leaders. He is a Salzburg Global Fellow, and co-founder of the I-Collective, an autonomous group that promotes a healthy food system which values people, traditional knowledge, and the planet over profit. His writing and culinary projects have been featured at the Smithsonian Native American Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American history, The Native American Culinary Association, LongHouse Food Revival, Food52, and the Cooking Channel. He has also been a featured speaker on The Moth mainstage, Harvard, Smith College, and more. Neftali's work is grounded in the belief that access to food is a human right. He is interested in documenting the culinary traditions of the different regions of Oaxaca, Mexico, reclaiming the roots and culture of the original peoples of the Americas, having conversations about the impact of colonialism in our communities in regards to traditional food-ways, as well as engaging in conversations about how climate change will impact frontline communities.