Gathering, processing and cooking indigenous nuts like acorns and pine nuts is in full swing in late summer and early autumn. These small gifts of protein and flavor are important to Indigenous culture. Picking and preparing them in the traditional way creates stronger connections to culture and nature and promotes a deeper understanding of food and flavor. We’ll talk about nuts with Native food educators and culture keepers.
Amber Torres (Walker River Paiute) – tribal chairman of the Walker Rive Paiute Tribe
Devon Mihesuah (enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) – Cora Beers Price professor at Kansas University
Emily Burgueno (Kumeyaay from the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel) – harvester
Twila Cassadore (San Carlos Apache Tribe) – cultural project assistant for the San Carlos Apache Tribe
Break 1 music: Cultural Survival (song) Art Napoleon (Travelling Sun) (artist) Miyoskamin (Early Springtime) (album)
Break 2 music: Ah Ha Ha Ha (song) RiverFlowz (artist) RiverFlowz Rural Recordings Atauciq