September 22, 2022

"Landscape is Destiny" virtual talk from Chef Nephi Craig

Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA)

Chef Nephi Craig. Photo: Art Carter Craig.

Please join us on October 15, 2022 at 1pm EDT. You can register in advance for this lecture here.

This session will take a look at health disparities as a cultural occurrence and how "Indigenous Resurgence through Foodways" activates Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ITEK). Craig will discuss how practitioners navigate the psychic landscape of colonialism through Indigenous land based practices.

Chef Nephi Craig has 24 years culinary experience. He has introduced his inspirational understanding of traditional Native American food to people and cultures around the world, including the US, England, Germany, Brazil, and Japan. Nephi Craig is an enrolled member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and is half Navajo. Chef Craig is also the founder of the Native American Culinary Association or NACA, an organization/network that is dedicated to the research, refinement, and development of Native American Cuisine. Chef Nephi Craig provides training, workshops and lecture sessions on Native American Cuisine for health to schools, restaurants, universities, treatment centers, behavioral health agencies, and tribal entities from across America and abroad. Chef Craig served as Executive Chef of the Sunrise Park Resort Hotel. During Chef Craig’s nine-year tenure at Sunrise Park resort, Craig and his White Mountain Apache culinary team achieved many national and international benchmarks in establishing a culture of Indigenous Foods across North America. Chef Craig was featured in the film ‘Gather’ in 2020, which showcases Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States. Executive Chef Nephi Craig is currently the Nutritional Recovery Program Coordinator & Executive Chef at the Rainbow Treatment Center and Café Gozhóó on the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Arizona.

This webinar is hosted by the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA).

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