'GATHER: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways' – Online Film Screening
Date: Thursday, 12/03/2020
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Age: All ages.
Contact Phone: 815.886.1467
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Native food systems required a deep understanding of ecology and crop science. One might say that Native food systems were truly hyperlocal. The entire modern food system and the new appreciation of regenerative agriculture, permaculture, seed saving, etc., is just an opaque reflection of the vibrant, science-driven Native food system. In fact, because so much of that hyperlocal knowledge was displaced or destroyed by colonization, we may never develop the understanding of our own local food systems that Natives once had. But the power of those practices still holds true. And there are hundreds of food sovereignty specialists in Indian Country leading the way toward revitalizing those once powerful food systems.
Released in September 2020, the film “GATHER” is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. “GATHER’s” team includes Executive Producer Jason Momoa.
Watch the 74-minute documentary anytime through midnight on December 5. Upon registration, a link and password will be delivered via email.
Then, at 10 a.m. on December 5, join other viewers in a Zoom meeting for a discussion about the film, led by an interpretive naturalist from Isle a la Cache Museum. The December 5 discussion requires separate registration.
Also, check out “GATHER” on its Facebook page or online at gather.film.
The viewing of “GATHER” and the Zoom discussion are being offered in conjunction with the “Deconstructing Stereotypes: Top Ten Truths Exhibition” at Isle a la Cache Museum that runs through Sunday, December 6. The exhibition is sponsored by The Nature Foundation of Will County.
Registration required by Thursday, December 3: 815.886.1467.
Once registered, a link and password will be sent via email.