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General information
  • Date and time: Thursday, Oct. 14 from 1-2:30 p.m. ET
  • Central call to action: Register to attend
  • Purpose:
    • Build on the momentum from the 2020 World Food Day recipe book, acknowledge the leadership of North American Indigenous chefs and food producers within regional Indigenous food systems, and discuss the priorities for intercultural school feeding programs in the United States and Canada.
  • Moderators:
    • Denisa Livingston, Slow Food International Indigenous Councilor of the Global North and food justice organizer of Diné Community Advocacy Alliance
    • Latashia Redhouse, Director of American Indian Foods Program, Intertribal Agriculture Council
    • Mikaila Way, Indigenous Peoples’ Liaison for North America, FAO
  • Presenting chefs:
    • Chef Rich Francis
    • Chef Nephi Craig
    • Chef Alfredo Oropeza
    • Chef Elena Terry
  • Hashtags to use:
    • #HonoringNativeFoods
    • #IndigenousPeoplesDay
    • #WorldFoodDay
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Join us on October 14 in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (in the United States) and World Food Day 2021 to learn from Indigenous Chefs and Producers of Turtle Island (North America). Engage with Indigenous chefs, producers and international experts on the importance of Indigenous Peoples’ food systems and cuisine in the kitchen, production, policy, schools and community.

Participating chefs and the first 50 participants to register will receive a Native Foods Connection box from the American Indian Foods Program of the Intertribal Agriculture Council featuring Indigenous-produced products including blue corn mix, acorn bites, chokecherry syrup, bison sticks and more!

FAO North America is pleased to co-host this interactive event with the Intertribal Agriculture Council, Slow Food Turtle Island Association and Slow Food USA.


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