GATHER traces the intentional destruction of Native American foodways and the renaissance to reclaim indigenous agriculture and food systems.
Featuring the work of First Nation’s Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative, GATHER highlights tribes and Native communities as they build sustainable foodways that improve health, strengthen food security and increase control over Native agriculture and food systems. GATHER follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath River.
Film starts promptly at 6:30 pm, followed by a live post-film discussion with award-winning filmmaker and director Sanjay Rawal, and A-dae Romero-Briones, First Nations Director of Programs – Native Agriculture and Food Systems. MaryAnne Howland, Chair, ASBC’s Race & Equity Working Group and Founder/CEO, Ibis Communications and Global Diversity Leadership Exchange, will be moderating a conversation with the Gatherers.