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Native America Calling: Euchee food, whale hunting and young gardeners on The Menu
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The Menu: Euchee food, whale hunting backlash, and young gardeners
In his book Rabbit Decolonizes the Forest, Euchee judge Gregory Bigler uses a mix of legal analysis, first-hand accounts, and traditional animal stories. He also includes lots of references to food and how Euchee people carried culinary tradition with them from Georgia to Oklahoma.

Filmmakers in the new PBS documentary One With The Whale follow a Yupik family who endured a barrage of hate messages after a traditional whale hunt. It shows the disconnection between traditional subsistence hunting in Alaska and outsiders who don’t have to rely on nature for their existence. [PDF: Press Release: Online Toxicity Reaches Rural Alaska In “One With The Whale”]

And some Native school gardens are no longer just a class project, but an established part of the curriculum.

That’s on this episode of The Menu, Native America Calling’s regular feature on food sovereignty hosted by Andi Murphy.

Official Trailer: One With the Whale
Guests on Native America Calling
Gregory H. Bigler (Euchee and enrolled in the Muscogee nation), author of Rabbit Decolonizes the Forest, tribal court judge in Oklahoma, and attorney

Takeva Apassingok (Yupik), father of Chris Apassingok

Julie Garreau (Cheyenne River Sioux), CEO of the Cheyenne River Youth Project

Peter Chelkowski, director of One With the Whale

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