Chef Nephi Craig of the White Mountain Apache Nation and Dineh Nation is the Founder of the Native American Culinary Association, Coordinator & Executive Chef at Rainbow Treatment Center & Café Gozhóó, and is featured in the 2020 documentary film, Gather.
During this webinar, Indigenous youth from across North America will join Chef Craig to discuss the importance of food as medicine for personal and collective health through youth action, cooking and land tending. Chef Craig will present his work as a leader acting locally and thinking globally to revitalize Indigenous Peoples’ health, communities, and food systems by and for Native Americans.
In a roundtable discussion with Chef Craig, Indigenous youth will share initiatives they are leading in their communities and the messages they would like to share during the World Food Forum Global Launch. We hope you will join us in a rich discussion!
Chef Nephi Craig, White Mountain Apache Nation, Dineh. Founder, Native American Culinary Association (NACA), Coordinator & Executive Chef at Rainbow Treatment Center & Café Gozhóó
Sareya Taylor, White Mountain Apache, Navajo. Student at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe; Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of Phoenix
Kyle Jim, Navajo , Executive Director & Co-Founder of Diné Introspective Inc.
Terrius Harris, Inuit/Oaxacan, FAO-Planet Forward Summer Storytelling Fellow, Legislative Fellow
Teanna Ducharme, Gitwinksihlkw, Global Indigenous Youth Caucus Focal Point, Alumni of Tea Creek Enterprise
Jacob Beaton, Tsimshian, Founder of Tea Creek Enterprise
Candice Joe, Navajo Nation, Student at Estrella Mountain Community College; Intern at the Phoenix Indian Center, 2021-22 UNITY Earth Ambassador
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #WorldFoodForum & #FoodIsMedicine.