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Celebration of Basketry and Native Foods Symposium Agenda
"Celebrating People, Land and Food"
November 12 & 13, 2015

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Thursday November 12, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.Registration & Check In — Baldwin Education Building
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.Welcome & Blessing — Warden Oasis Theater
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Basketry Weaving Circles
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Indigenous Cuisine, Nutrition, Memory, and Healing

“Ancestral Memory and Indigenous Cuisine: Pillars for Social Recovery, Healing, and Decolonization”
Nephi Craig, Chef
Claudia Serrato, PhC/Anthropologist

“First Foods for Baby: A Guide for Families and Culinary Leaders based on the Mesoamerican Tradition”
Rubi Orozco Santos

“Gozho: The Traditional Apache Approach to Food, Health, and Balance”
Twila Cassadore

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Preserving the Art of Basketry-establishments contributing to the preservation of basketry

Royce Manuel, Weaver

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.Contemporary Basketry Panel Discussion

Carol Douglas, Basket Weaver
Terrol Johnson, Basket Weaver

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break: Indigenous Foods Tasting, Weaving Circles & Networking
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Indigenous Kitchen & Cuisine Part 1

“Using Indigenous Foods for Health and Wellness: Passing on Culinary Information to the Next Generation”
Lois Ellen Frank, Chef & Walter Whitewater, Chef

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.Youth Panel Discussion: Challenges & Expectations of the Basketry World

August Wood
Samantha Felix
Jesse Pavlo

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Food Sovereignties of Turtle Island From Seed to Text

“The Challenges and Success of Defining and Enacting Food Sovereignty in American Indian Community Gardens”
Elizabeth Hoover, PhD

“From the Birds, A Nations Cook Book”
Diana Violet Bird

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Community Action & Voices

“Revitalizing and Restoring Community Through Student Initiated Native Gardens”
Jessica Foster, Margaret McMurtrey

“Increasing Awareness and Knowledge of Native Foods and Approaches to Wellness on a University Campus”
Patrick McElroy, David Rushing, Miquela Taffa, Molly Tovar

“Navajo-Churro Heritage, Stories and Perspectives”
Roy Kady, Aretta Begay, Franco Lee, Chef

Friday November 13, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration & Check In — Baldwin Education Building
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Welcome & Blessing — Warden Oasis Theater
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Basketry Weaving Circles
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Preserving the Art of Basketry-establishments contributing to the preservation of basketry

Royce Manuel, Weaver

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Indigenous Food History & Culinary Justice

“Understanding the Foundations of Native American Food Systems”
Sean Sherman, Chef

“Storytelling, Histories, and Lessons of Maiz: a Culinary Metaphor for Native Resilience”
Neftali Duran, Chef

“La Mujer Obrera: Resistance & Sustainability”
Lorena Andrade, Ana Gomez, Chef

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.Traditional & Contemporary Basketry Panel Discussion

Carol Douglas, Basket Weaver
Terrol Johnson, Basket Weaver

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break: Indigenous Food Tasting, Weaving Circles & Networking
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Indigenous Kitchen & Cuisine Part 2

“Place & Time in New Indigenous Cuisine”
M. Karlos Baca, Chef

“Creating Kitchen Wisdom”
Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz, Chef

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.Youth Panel Discussion: Challenges & Expectations of the Basketry World

August Wood
Samantha Felix
Jesse Pavlo

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Native Language Revitalization, Food, & Eating

“Tt o t-gegos! (Let’s Eat!)”
Ofelia Zepeda
Andrea Ramon

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Remembering, Revitalizing, & Reclaiming Indigenous Foodways

“Between The Worlds - A Tale of a Pomegranate”
Nina Sajovec, Sterling Johnson

“Seeds of Renewal: Indigenous Agricultural Revitalization in the Far Northeast”
Frederick Wiseman, PhD

“Cactus One Eats: Peyote, Ceremony and Food of South Texas Native People”
Beto de Leon

“The Diverse Potato”
Andrea Murdoch, Chef

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. How Does Climate Change Affect the Legacy of Native Foods & Basketry

Royce Manual, Doña Refugia Bacasewa Buitimea, Terrol Johnson

4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Basketry and Native Foods Awards and Closing — Warden Oasis Theater

Registration

General Admission Desert Museum Members Indigenous Participants