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THESE SIX CHEFS ARE CHAMPIONING INDIGENOUS FOOD

November is Native American Heritage Month, a commemoration and celebration of indigenous people’s history, language, and culture in the Americas.

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A Seafood Cookbook for Dummies and Geniuses

The Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook is made for folks like me, though experienced seafood makers will likely find much to bookmark for later feasting. It’s written by Naomi Tomky, a well- regarded industry-experienced Seattle-based food writer whose thoughtful analysis on the local culinary scene and beyond has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Food & Wine magazine to this very publication, and she brings an easygoing conversational tone to her cookbook debut.

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‘Top Chef’ Needs To Invite One Of These Indigenous Chefs On Their Show

Native American Heritage Month is winding down. Combined with Thanksgiving, November is a month where education, reconciliation, and, hopefully, a wider understanding of Indigenous life in the Americas comes into focus.

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People Don’t Like It When You Call Them a Colonizer

In a narrow industrial kitchen in late November 2017, a group of chefs and activists served a multicourse dinner to an overflowing crowd. Most of the group met for the first time a few days earlier, when they turned their donated ingredients into a free community meal at the American Indian Community House on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, presenting an alternative celebration to typical Thanksgiving festivities.

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2019 Food Sovereignty Summit Brings Indigenous Food Thought Leaders Together

The 2019 Food Sovereignty Summit held at the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, September 23-26, brought together Native food practitioners to share, collaborate and build healthy food systems within Native American communities. First Nations Development Institute and the Oneida Nation have partnered to create the national forum for food sovereignty since 2013.

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DANCE CHURCH? WHAT’S THAT?

Dance instructor and founder Kate Wallich describes her class as a “non-exclusive approach to dancing” simply focused on getting people’s bodies moving. It’s held every Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday at Velocity Dance Center in Capitol Hill.

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The politics of dinner: “Return: Reclaiming Native American Foodways for Health and Spirit”

In her 2018 book Food Sovereignty the Navajo Way: Cooking with Tall Woman, Charlotte J. Frisbie, professor emerita of anthropology at South Illinois University, notes that improving diets is “a political as well as a public health measure.”Read More

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Native American Chefs Gather in New York City to Rewrite Thanksgiving History

This Thanksgiving night, there’s a chance to be a part of a Thanksgiving feast that is not a Thanksgiving feast at all. It will be the opposite, in fact: a dinner cooked by six indigenous chefs, members of tribes from around North America, who are meeting together for the first time this week to launch a new indigenous activist group, called the I-Collective.

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