Image: Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch, Onaman Collective, Reconciliation with the Land and Waters, 2016. Acrylic on buffalo robe. Buffalo robe gifted to Onaman Collective by Grand Chief Derek Nepinak. Photo: Dennis Ha. Courtesy of the artists.
Indigenous Food Sovereignty: meal and discussion with Dr. Priscilla Settee
Meal by Chef Jenni Schrenk
In conjunction with #callresponse, June 2 to July 13 at Wanuskewin and AKA
June 7, 7pm
AKA, 424 20th Street West
Join Dr. Priscilla Settee and Chef Jenni Schrenk for a talk and a shared meal. Traditional Indigenous food systems have shaped Plains culture over thousands of years and are critical for the sustainability of local ecosystems. Methods of hunting, fishing, gathering and trapping are interwoven with culture, health, economy and the sovereignty of Indigenous nations. Today, these ways of being are increasingly threatened by climate change and government policies that restrict access to the land. Settee will discuss her work in the Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Slow Food movements in Saskatchewan and internationally, and Chef Jenni Schrenk will provide a meal sourced from local and traditional foods.
Pan Fried Northern Pike with Fiddleheads with Butter, Salt and Pepper
Classic Baked Bannock
Saskatoon Berry Crisp
This event is free but an RSVP is required by June 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Priscilla Settee is a member of Cumberland House Swampy Cree First Nations and a Professor of Indigenous Studies and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Settee is Adjunct Professor for the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba where she serves graduate student on Indigenous Food Sovereignty. She has won recognition nationally and internationally as an award-winning professor and as a global educator/activist. She is the author of two books Pimatisiwin, Global Indigenous Knowledge Systems (2013) that looks at global Indigenous Knowledge Systems and The Strength of Women, Ahkameyimohk (2011) that examines the role of Indigenous women’s stories in establishing truth, reconciliation and social change. Dr. Settee is working on her third book on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (2019 publication date). She is a kohkum (grandmother) to Nya Lily and Lola Rose.
Jenni Schrenk grew up north of La Ronge. Her first “restaurant” was a hamburger stand called Flight Delight at the La Ronge Airport she ran with two friends in the summer of 1988. Jenni started New Ground Cafe in Birch Hills in 2005, serving dishes with local ingredients and global flavours, garnering provincial and national media attention. Jenni relocated to Saskatoon in 2012 and started Chef Jenni Catering. She is a regular on the CTV Morning Show’s cooking segments and works closely with the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market, creating recipes for vendors and doing demos at the market kitchen. Chef Jenni is a two time participant in the prestigious Gold Medal Plates competition and is the 2017 silver medalist. Her dish for GMP 2018 draws inspiration from her Metis heritage and is called Li Salay, Michif for The Sun. Her catering is based at the Local Kitchen, where she also instructs cooking classes.
To support the work of Indigenous women from across Turtle Island through art that drives dialogue and mobilizes action on the topic of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. To stand together across sovereign territories as accomplices in awakened solidarity with all our relations both human and non.
To ground art in accountability, value lived experience and build upon systems of support. To enact strategies of resurgence, resilience and refusal against the ongoing multiple articulations of power and structural colonial violence of nation states.
AKA and Wanuskewin Galleries present #callresponse, an artistic and curatorial collaboration led by Indigenous women. A touring exhibition with responsive programming, #callresponse promotes discussion and action around Indigenous cultural revitalization, land-based knowledge, and cross-cultural solidarity. Shining a light on work that is both urgent and long-term, #callresponse acts as a connective support system that begins with commissioned artworks created by five Indigenous North American women artists and their invited respondents. Read more.