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Posts tagged native american foodways

April 24, 2019


Grits – A Dish Born Of Poverty Now On Fine-Dining Menus

Interest in grits is rising because of heirloom corn varieties and the backing of master chefs. But the Southern staple has deep roots that wind through economics, race, politics — and nostalgia.

August 7, 2018


Climate Change Threatens Midwest’s Wild Rice, A Staple For Native Americans

When harvests are bad, Native Americans in the region may go without rice for the year. And there have been a lot of bad years lately, as climate change causes more frequent and severe rainstorms.

February 26, 2018


Food Box Plan And Health? Native Americans Know All Too Well

The USDA has long given canned, shelf-stable food aid to tribes, with devastating health effects.

September 6, 2017


For Navajos, Desert ‘Tea’ Fosters Kinship With Heritage

Gathering the flowers of the greenthread plant for tea connects this Navajo schoolteacher to her grandmother. Drinking the tea helps her avoid sugary sodas.

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