On October 6, Monadnock Food Co-op, Monadnock International Film Festival, and Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition will co-host a virtual screening of GATHER, a documentary that traces the intentional destruction of Native American foodways and the renaissance to reclaim indigenous agriculture and food systems.
The film starts at 6:30 p.m. with a live post-film discussion with A-dae Romero-Briones (First Nations Director of Programs – Native Agriculture and Food Systems) and other guests to be announced. This event is free, but registration is required at moniff.org/events.
Featuring the work of First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative, GATHER highlights tribes and Native communities as they build sustainable foodways that improve health, strengthen food security and increase control over Native agriculture and food systems. GATHER follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath River: gather.film.
“The food sovereignty movement has so many powerful stories that needed to be told from the community perspective,” said Michael E. Roberts (Tlingit), First Nations President and CEO. “Hearing stories about Native people from Native people, along with experts in this type of storytelling, brings a tribal producer’s vision and First Nation’s work to the forefront.”