Students at the Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation Public School are operating a successful farm and taking over a couple of acres on the school’s campus in Nebraska. It’s all in response to health concerns in the Native community. Former chef Brendan Shay Basham’s debut novel Swim Home to the Vanished takes readers along a journey of grief and suspense with food as a central theme. The main character, a line cook, hits the restart button after the death of his brother, but gets caught in a family’s internal conspiracies. All that and more on this month’s episode of The Menu hosted by Andi Murphy.
Brendan Shay Basham (Diné), writer, artist, educator, and former chef
Amy Juan (Tohono O’odham), San Xavier Co-Op Farm
Break 1 Music: NDN Summer [feat. O.G.enious) (song) Litefoot (artist) Good Day to Die (album)
Break 2 Music: Losing Control (Song) Qacung (Artist) Miu (Album)