Community Potluck & Indigenous Music
Friday, November 15 at 6pm
Community Church of Durham
17 Main St.
Music presentation and demonstration by Paul and Denise Pouliot of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People.
Bring a dish to share with your friends and neighbors.
Wikôtamuwôk Wuci Ki tà Kihtahan (A Celebration of Land and Sea):
Modern Indigenous Cuisine in New England
Presented by Rachel Sayet, Mohegan Tribe Member and Native Educator. Sayet has a focus on food sovereignty and bringing back traditional Native foodsPresented by Rachel Sayet, Mohegan Tribal Member and Native Educator. Indigenous people in New England have always celebrated multiple thanksgivings in order to honor the bounty and special qualities of each season’s harvest. These celebrations include Strawberry Thanksgiving, Green Bean Thanksgiving, and Green Corn Thanksgiving. Through interviews and discussions with Mashpee Wampanoag, Abenaki, Mohegan, and Narragansett cooks, Rachel gained knowledge about the traditional foods and recipes related to these thanksgivings. She began food sovereignty initiatives at the Mohegan Tribe: organizing gardening events, cooking and storytelling workshops for Mohegan youth, and a Native cooking show. Her most recent project is the Native Food Discussion Group, created in order to share knowledge about seasonal eating, harvesting, growing and fishing practices.