Indigenous People’s Day is Monday, Oct. 9, and it recognizes that Native people are the first inhabitants of the Americas, including the lands that later became the United States of America. This holiday challenges the narrative that European colonizers “discovered” America, when, in fact, many Indigenous nations had been thriving on and living in harmony with the land long before. We celebrate this day to honor Indigenous culture and contributions, both past and present.
Connect Through Food
On Monday, Oct. 9, visit the Deli to connect with Native American flavors on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. While supplies last, special pre-made bowls will feature recipes developed by Sean Sherman of Owamni, showcasing Indigenous flavors. The Hot Bar will feature its own special menu, including some of the items in the bowls. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Little Earth Residents Association, October’s SEED recipient. Be sure to round up!
Learn from Local Indigenous Leaders
We are honored to partner again this November with the Indigenous Food Network to present a series of cooking and lecture workshops. Local members of Native-led organizations Dream of Wild Health, Division of Indian Work, Indigenous Food Lab, Gatherings Café, NATIFS and more will share their ancestral knowledge while exploring the nutritional and cultural significance of recipes using traditional ingredients. Instructors will share their expertise on sourcing, sustainability, and environmental impacts on local and native-grown foods. Check back for this year’s class details, coming soon. To read more, learn recipes, and view past classes, click here.