Here are the topics that will be included. Check back for additions and the full schedule in the next few days, and register by March 31st for the early registration rate.
Discounted registration is available for the Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit through March 31st. We are also accepting scholarship applications through March 25th, but scholarships will not cover travel and are intended for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit organizers are working with our co-host, the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA), and their Mentorship Program in accepting culinary mentor and mentee applications , which offers an excellent opportunity to share and learn skills while making new connections. Limited travel funding may be available for selected applicants. Applications are due March 1st.
An official announcement on the Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit will be available shortly. In the meantime, we are requesting input on what you’d like to see for this year’s event.
Register today: https://greatlakes2018.eventbrite.com
We are excited to feature a full traditional buffalo butchering workshop led by Arlo and Lisa Iron Cloud at this year’s Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit held at the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Iowa from May 9-13. Starting with a ceremony and respectful kill in the field on Wednesday morning, May 9th, this workshop will cover all aspects of traditional butchering and use of the animal over the following days, with meat going onto the event menu.
Part of the intention behind this workshop is reconnecting to traditional, full-use approaches that respect the gifts provided by our four-legged relatives. By conducting the kill in the field, the animal will be placed under less stress. The hands-on nature of this workshop will give participants a much better understanding and appreciation of from where our meat comes.
Registration is now open for the 2018 Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit that will be held at the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Iowa. Confirmed presenters and chefs include Loretta Barrett Oden (Corn Dance Cafe), Rowen White (Indigenous Seed Keepers Network), Sean Sherman (The Sioux Chef), Ben Jacobs (Tocabe), Claudia Serrato, Marlene Aguilar, Kevin Finney, and many more to be announced.
The early registration rate runs through March 31st.