Native Health Matters Foundation a 501c3


We are an American Indian community development incubator for  sustainable environmental and natural resources programs. 

We focus in agriculture, agrotechnology, agronomics with eco friendly methodology.  

We support the fine arts in the American Indian dependent schools 

Board of Directors


Harry V. Claphan Jr. President

Timothy Wayne Houseberg Vice President 

Mary C. Waters Secretary / Treasure 


Janet M Houseberg

Sammy C Houseberg 

Adam Stanee 

Neal Garrett 

Agriculture Board  

 Brad Fausett h.c. Dir.

George Keefe 

Tim Houseberg

Cultural Plant Advisor 

Pat Gwin  



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Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 


Up Coming Events

February 14 and 15

  The Arkansas Farmer’s Industrial Hemp Conference, a two-day meeting designed to give farmers the pros and cons of adding industrial hemp to their crop rotation will be held Feb. 14 and 15 at the Wyndham Hotel in downtown North Little Rock.

Speakers will include Arkansas farmers who grew industrial hemp this last season, soil scientists, seedsmen, processors, marketers and regulators. The Arkansas farmers will pass on lessons learned regarding varieties, controlling THC levels, pests and the marketing and sale of their crops.

The conference is presented by Green Remedies which operates Indigenous Seeds, Hawgs Hemp Farm and Hawgs Hemp Refinery. Green Remedies co-founder Brad Fausett leads the industrial hemp program at the Northwestern Oklahoma State University and will be speaking about the most common mistakes made by new hemp farmers and best practices for growing hemp.

Shawn Peebles, owner of Peebles Farm, a 1,200 acre organic sweet potato operation in Woodruff County grew five acres of industrial hemp this season and will speak at the conference.

“First, hemp is way over-hyped,” Peebles said.” You are not going to get rich quick, however it can be a very profitable addition to your crop rotation. You have to pay attention in advance as to where you are going to sell it. It is not like selling a commodity crop.”

There will be a session devoted entirely to the business side of hemp production, which differs significantly from business models associated with row crops. Jason Martin, CEO of Tree of Life Seeds, will lead a session on creating a sound business model for industrial hemp farming.

About 90% of industrial hemp grown in Arkansas is processed into CBD oil and products. That may change over the next several years according to John Workman, an England, Ark.-based row crop farmer and president of the Arkansas Hemp Association, who will be speaking.

“Hemp is now being processed economically into construction materials such as ‘hemp wood’ and insulation. A manufacturing facility has opened up in Kentucky to make hemp wood. That market will require different varieties and different planting methods than what we currently do. It’s a few years off probably.”s.

February 28th 

The Oklahoma Hemp Summit

Friday, February 28th, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health Multipurpose Building (2029 James L. Edwards Lane Shawnee, OK 7480

The Oklahoma Hemp Summit will be co-hosted by the Absentee Shawnee Economic Development Authority and Native American Hemp. These two entities grew one of Oklahoma's first industrial hemp crops together during the 2019 growing season in Shawnee, OK. In addition to hearing from these two groups, attendees will be introduced to farmers, processors, and other businesses operating in the hemp industry. 

Past Events

Native Hemp Seminar Series

The Venue Event Center - 109 w Willis Road,

Registration 7:30 a.m. CST November 9th, 2019


University of Arkansas   Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative to give food safety training and Certification in Stilwell Oklahoma April 18th 9pm to 4pm


Speakers topics to include:  Cherokee Nation’s Seedbank, Heirloom Garden, Native Plant Site programs,  the importance of organic food, non gmo produce, organic soils, and opportunities in cash crop contract growing. For more information contact: 1-800-387-1880 or info@nativehealthmatters.com

November 9, 2018, Friday 10:30 am Veterans Day Program ,Dahlonegah School. 

The program will be presented by all the students 3 years old through 8th grade. There will be various selections presented by different age groups, readings and a short skit about those missing in action. “You Are Our Heroes” will be sung and signed as veterans from various branches of the service are recognized.

Music& Arts  to launch in  Greasy Schools this Thursday the 11th at 9 am

Native Health Matters Foundation is a non-profit which is working to help kids in the local community. 

 This week we announce the launch of music arts in the Greasy Schools.    

Native Health Matters Launch’s Music & Arts in Schools

Native Health Matters Foundation is a non-profit which is working to help kids in the local community.  Among the programs currently in place are music and art in the Dahlonegah Public School.  This year is the launch of arts in the schools by targeting those schools who do not have music and art already in place.   Mary C. Worsham and the Kindergarten class are going on a listening walk to experience music in everyday life.  Sue Phillips is the art teacher and the students are beginning with a project on prospective technique. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Adair County Schools extenteds Fundrasier

 Native Health Matters, Recycle Local & Cherokee Nation want to maximize the results for your local Boys & Girls Club. We are pleased to announce that we have all agreed to extend this campaign until the end of October. 


Native Health Matters, Recycle Local

Launch Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Adair County Schools

Donate unwanted clothing shoes and apparel to the Boys & Girls Club of Adair County Schools. Event starts Sept 7 and ends Sept 29th. All item should be clean dry and bagged or boxed. Please do not mix clothing and apparel with household items in the bag or box. There are 3 convenient drop off locations Throughout Adair County. See full collection list here: http://www.freeeasyfundraisers.com/acceptable-items-for-your-fund-raiser.html

Native Health Matters Office Opening

June 22, 2018 @ 1:00 P.M.

Founding board members, along with supporting community members, celebrated the ribbon cutting of the new office in Cherry Tree Community. 

Stilwell Strawberry Festival Parade

May 12, 2018 @ 10:30 A.M.

Founder, Tim Houseberg, along with family and friends carried the Native Health Matters banner down the parade route.

For more information email: info@nativehealthmatters.com 

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