- January 20, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Elks Theatre
Film screening of Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways
Join the Natural History Institute for a special film screening of Gather, a feature-length film on the Indigenous food sovereignty movement, with opening remarks by Twila Cassadore. Gather follows the stories of natives on the frontlines of a growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities that were devastated by genocide. An indigenous chef embarks on an ambitious project to reclaim ancient food ways on the Apache reservation; in South Dakota, a gifted Lakota high school student, raised on a buffalo ranch, is proving her tribe’s native wisdom through her passion for science; and a group of young men of the Yurok tribe in Northern California are struggling to keep their culture alive and rehabilitate the habitat of their sacred salmon. All these stories combine to show how the reclaiming and recovery of ancient foodways is a way forward for Native Americans to bring back health and vitality to their people.
This film screen helps support the Natural History Institute (NHI), a local nonprofit that connects people to the natural world through programming that combines the arts, sciences, and humanities. NHI creates opportunities for people to both fall in love with the natural world and work to protect it. NHI offers an extensive calendar of talks and lectures, art gallery exhibitions, field excursions, art and writing workshops, volunteer workdays, and more, for free or at a low cost to the public. Visit NaturalHistoryInstitute.org for more information.
This program was made possible by Arizona Humanities.