erdrichWinona State University will host “A Recipe Is A Story: Indigenous Food and Knowledge” with author Heid E. Erdrich at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) will read and discuss “Original Local,” her book of stories and recipes of Indigenous foods used in the Upper Midwest. Her work treats long-held plant knowledge and relationship to animals as cultural practice and the basis for tribal sovereignty through the Food Sovereignty movement. Erdrich encourages everyone to be aware of their food traditions.

This event is co-sponsored by the Equity Theme, Office of Inclusion and Diversity, College of Liberal Arts, Department of History and Department of English.

The 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community, is about upholding people’s rights, valuing diversity, challenging intolerance, and making institutional change around issues of social justice. For WSU and its communities partnering around a university theme has proven to be an effective strategy for bringing faculty, staff, students, and community members to the engagement table. The year-long focus will enable students, faculty, staff, and members of the wider Winona and Rochester communities to explore the intersections of identifies, cultures, and abilities.

For more information about this event, contact Dr. Colette Hyman at

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