Honoring Native Foodways

Honoring Native Foodways

American Indian Studies will host the 15th annual Honoring Native Foodways event on November 2, 2023, 11 am - 1 pm in the University Center Annex.

Honoring Native Foodways has four central goals:

  • to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November 
  • to help UNCP students, faculty, staff, and other attendees honor, understand, and sample foods that are indigenous to the Americas
  • to emphasize healthy foods that have been part of traditional Indigenous diets for centuries, and that can still be easily prepared today
  • to cultivate campus and community collegiality through that experience we all enjoy: eating!

To Native peoples, food has always been a sacred gift from Creator, a medicine for body, mind, and spirit. Some Indigenous foods from our region include favorites like corn or cornbread, beans, squash, greens, field peas, tomatoes, chocolate, chili, sweet potatoes, turnips, pecans, pine nuts, rice, soups, venison, bison, game, fish, and stews. 

Sign-up here for the 15th annual 
Honoring Native Foodways

Honoring Native Foodways is sponsored by the Department of American Indian Studies, American Indian Heritage Center, Museum of the Southeast American Indian, Southeast American Indian Studies Program, and the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity.