Confronting Loss While Rediscovering Traditions

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Many of the stories submitted have focused on feeling disconnected from tradition by a series of forces. These forces are not unfamiliar to any of us.

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Food, Culture, and Storytelling

Last Updated by Nico Albert on

People often ask me to share recipes for the traditional foods I cook, and I am always happy to do so. But no matter how precise, I feel these recipes always fall short of the true representation of the dish. At the heart of every traditional dish is a story.

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Pow-wow: A Gathering of Dance and Fellowship

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Throughout November, PBS will highlight contributions from Indigenous people about how they, as individuals and as a community, carry on their cultural knowledge and traditions. Today we share five stories from Native Americans about they assemble in celebration of their cultural heritage.

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Tradition of Squash Pie

Last Updated by Tashia Hart on

As we enter into the season once again of beautiful squashes, I decided it was finally time to attempt to recreate the balance of flavors a squash pie dish I made last year, but this time utilize all wild and locally sourced ingredients and flavors. The original pie was savory perfection with a touch of sweet, a nice crumbly crust and a fresh citrus and rich nutty crunch…a tough challenge!

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'We are here. We are present.' Native DJs Defy Genre

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Over the last 10 years, a new sound has emerged from American Indigenous communities, one equal parts fresh and familiar. Indigenous artists, producers, and DJs are incorporating traditional beats and instrumentation into genres like hip-hop and electronica, creating an entirely new hybrid genre. This new sound has united youth in Native American communities and beyond.

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Cultural Connections Through Language, Education and Ceremony

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Throughout November, PBS will highlight contributions from Indigenous people about how they, as individuals and as a community, carry on their cultural knowledge and traditions. Today, we’re featuring the voices of five Native American women.

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Blue Corn, Bear Root, and Resilience

Posted by Karlos Baca on

To tell the tale of the foodscapes in these homelands, from these snow-capped, 14,000 feet peaks to the scorpions and cactus in this high desert, is to define the juxtaposition of its people. My people; resilient, strong, rooted. Our ancestral memories reside on the winds here and guide these earth-toned hands through the ceremonies of our ecosystems.

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