Cuddling and Corn Soup:How Natives Keep Warm All Winter!!!

Natives,it's cold outside!Warm up with some corn soup and frybread! Yummy! by Dr. Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor A chill in the air means Winter is on the way! Time for cuddling, crafts and corn soup! One of our family's favorites is a great way to warm up, while celebrating Native American Heritage Month! Corn Soup makes a great ...

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Frybread: Past, Present & Future – 12 Days of Deals

Another great deal today in our series of 12 Days of Deals. Yesterday we shared the frybread recipe of our Culture Editor.  Now you can have a book full of them! This book includes over 200 recipes!  All you wanted to know about frybread. Save 11% off this book! Buy Now! Frybread: Past, Present & Future...

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Frybread Power: A Yummy Way To Celebrate Native Heritage! Frybread Recipe

by Dr Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Pass the Frybread! We serve frybread in place of dinner rolls at Thanksgiving Dinner. We also enjoy it as a dessert, topped with powdered sugar. It's not pre-contact food, but it's delicious at powwows as an NDN Taco, topped with cheese,meat,beans,lettuce and tomatoes. We usually make healthy choices, so we can enjoy frybread as a treat! Frybread Power!!! My Great-Grandma Margaret's Frybread Recipe 6 ...


The ‘Sioux Chef’ Brings Pre-Colonization Food to the Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table I keep seeing this trend and I like it! A lot of chefs are harkening back to traditional foods that their ancestors would have eaten. They are opting for locally sourced foods and going for a pre-colonization diet. Recently Midwest food blog Heavy Table caught up with Sean Sherman, a chef from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation ...

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Let’s Eat! National Indian Taco Championship

Celebrating 10 years of good eats! If you're in the Northern Oklahoma area you can check out the 10th annual National Indian Taco Championship this Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Wouldn't you like to be a judge in this competition? Well you can! Visitors can pay $5 for the chance to help judge the Indian tacos. There are two ways to participate as a judge – sign up and for $5 you can be a Preliminary Judge or ...

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Will Native American Cuisine Ever Get Its Due?

"Locally sourced", "foraged", "farm-to-table" seem to be all the buzz in the food world these days. However it seems like common sense when you look at it from a Native American perspective. There were no grocery stores "back in the day" and the land provided what you needed. Read more in this article from Food & Wine about how chefs like Nephi Craig are trying to bring Native American cuisine (pre-Columbian) back to the forefront. In summer's copper twilight, Apache ...



NATIVE AMERICAN HOME ETIQUETTE By: Jamie K. Oxendine, Lumbee/Creek Editor, Director, Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation PRELUDE Native Americans from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Arctic to the Tropics were quite cordial and rather kind to guests in the home. Europeans and later Americans noticed certain mannerisms concerning a guest at home that was far beyond their own concept of providing hospitality. Even after the massive persecution from both Europeans and later Americans the indigenous people of North America were still quite benevolent to ...


Protecting Native Seeds

According to a report by KRQE out of Albuquerque, NM, a bill has been introduced in the Senate and House in New Mexico which would protect Native American seeds used for cultural, religious, medicinal, ceremonial and agriculture purposes. The proposal would permit tribes to work alongside public research institutions to encourage education and training programs preserving the purity of the seeds. Photo by Jonathan McIntosh Currently ...


The World Wide Frybread Association lives on in new TV/Web Series

Coming off the success of his film More Than Frybread, Holt Hamilton is hoping to recreate that magic in a TV/Web Series. The pilot TV episode of “Frybread” is sixty-percent completed, and features several cast members from the movie More Than Frybread. The release of the pilot by Holt Hamilton Productions (HHP) could very well be the first TV series based on Native American sitcom. The original movie released in 2012 was screened in more than fifty reservations throughout the U.S. ...

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Searching Beyond Frybread : Native Foodways

Of course, everyone loves frybread, but this was not one of the original traditional foods of the Southwest Native Americans.  James Beard nominated food writer Gwen Pratesi traveled to Arizona to see if she could better understand the original culinary roots of the Southwest peoples. Tepary beans, Saguaro syrup and Cholla buds are just some of the ingredients she encountered in traditional dishes.  She found several groups guiding the younger generation back towards traditional ways such as the Tohono O’odham Community ...



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