Indigenous Foodways Past & Present

Indigenous Foodways Past & Present
Oct. 12, 2020 (Monday)
12:00 - 1:30 PM Central
Free. Registration for Zoom required.

What can books from the early modern period tell us about Indigenous foodways, and what do they miss? How have Indigenous peoples preserved traditional foodways in spite of settler-colonialism, and how does this work continue today?

In this virtual conversation moderated by the Newberry’s Rose Miron, chef Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota) and anthropologists Elizabeth Hoover (Mohawk/Mi’kmaq) and Eli Suzukovich III (Little Shell Band of Chippewa-Cree/Krajina Serb) discuss how Indigenous foodways have been represented, appropriated, and misunderstood throughout history. Emphasizing the contemporary revitalization of traditional Indigenous foodways led by Native people, the panel will highlight efforts to protect Indigenous food sovereignty, resist centuries of environmental exploitation, and remove colonial influences from diets.

This program is part of “Food and the Book,” a virtual conference co-sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies and the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library and Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures, a Mellon Foundation initiative in collaborative research at the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Event Properties

Event Date 10/12/2020 1:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free