Oct 6 & Oct 14: Join our upcoming webinars highlighting North American Indigenous People’s Food Systems

Chef Nephi Craig of the White Mountain Apache Nation and Dineh Nation is the Founder of the Native American Culinary Association, Coordinator & Executive Chef at Rainbow Treatment Center & Café Gozhóó, and is featured in the 2020 documentary film, Gather.

During this webinar, Indigenous youth from across North America will join Chef Craig to discuss the importance of food as medicine for personal and collective health through youth action, cooking and land tending. Chef Craig will present his work as a leader acting locally and thinking globally to revitalize Indigenous Peoples’ health, communities, and food systems by and for Native Americans.

In a roundtable discussion with Chef Craig, Indigenous youth will share initiatives they are leading in their communities and the messages they would like to share during the World Food Forum Global Launch. We hope you will join us in a rich discussion!

Featured Speakers

Chef Nephi Craig, White Mountain Apache Nation, Dineh. Founder, Native American Culinary Association (NACA), Coordinator & Executive Chef at Rainbow Treatment Center & Café Gozhóó 
Sareya Taylor, White Mountain Apache, Navajo. Student at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe; Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of Phoenix
Kyle Jim, Navajo, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Diné Introspective Inc.
Terrius Harris, Inuit/Oaxacan, FAO-Planet Forward Summer Storytelling Fellow, Legislative Fellow
Teanna Ducharme, Gitwinksihlkw, Global Indigenous Youth Caucus Focal Point, Alumni of Tea Creek Enterprise
Jacob Beaton, Tsimshian, Founder of Tea Creek Enterprise
Candice Joe, Navajo Nation, Student at Estrella Mountain Community College; Intern at the Phoenix Indian Center, 2021-22 UNITY Earth Ambassador


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. 

Presenting Chefs and Producers:

Chef Elena Terry (Ho-Chunk Nation)
Chef Nephi Craig (White Mountain Apache Nation, Dineh)
Chef Rich Francis (Haudenosaunee, Gwich’in First Nations)
Chef Alfredo Oropeza from Mexico
Spring Alaska Schreinder (Valdez Native Tribe/Inupiaq) Sakari Farms and Sakari Botanicals
Simon Martinez (Ute Mountain Tribe) Bow & Arrow Brand, LLC


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