Gather: a new project

Gather is a new project currently in production that explores the state of Native American Food Sovereignty thru film, photography and print journalism.

Gather

Gather is a new film and journalism project on Native American Food Sovereignty.
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"Female control of foodways in the Choctaw community gave women powerful, even deified status by extension. “For us, corn was sacred,” Reed says. “And women were the main providers of that sacred food.”
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Gather5 days ago
Please join us in giving a gigantic congratulations to @elsiedubray (Cheyenne River Lakota) who just took home 4th place in the biochemistry division of the Intel World Science Fair today. That’s 4th place in the 🌎. THE WHOLE WORLD. Furthermore, it’s for her multi year research of the beneficial aspects of Buffalo (versus grassfed beef). She just graduated from Timber Lake High School, situated on the border of Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock and is headed to @Stanford this coming fall. Yay Elsie!! And @beaudubray and @fredericksdubray!
@tanya_meillier @tankafund @renan_ozturk @sterlinharjo @daharbfilm @chzamag @taylorfreesolo @frau_mit_katze @shaandiin @fndi303 @jenbuffett @the11thhourproject @thecameradivision @a.j._crankshaw @kiowaqtee @kim_baca1 @thundervalleycdc @lizhoover @ancestral_guard
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Gather6 days ago
Nice story about our production & journalism project by our partner, First Nations Development Institute #NativeFoods #IndigenousFoodSovereignty
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Gather2 weeks ago
Some folks (not gonna name `em) have expressed bewilderment when they hear what kind of equipment we are using for @gatherfilm. Yes, that’s a RED Helium 8K with Leica Summicron prime lenses. Yes that’s one of a kind glass. But in our honest opinion - if any subject is worth this treatment it’s the indigenous food system :: something that continues to sustain all those on #turtleisland.

Where do people think their corn, tomatoes, potatoes, avocados, etc much less WATER and SOIL came from? It came from tens of thousands of years of exquisitely managed resources - nay, resources that continue to be worshipped. Understanding that not everyone gets access to this equipment and that wonderful work is done with less, why wouldn’t we try use the best if we could??

“Oh, but these are impacted populations” // “Oh, that’s major overkill”. We have heard it all. And frankly we got lucky 🍀. We could not have fulfilled our dream were it not for a host of partners who IMMEDIATELY understood the importance of doing this topic justice up to the absolute limits of their capacities.

Many thanks to CW Sonderoptic and AJ Crankshaw + The Camera Division for making this all a reality thru their unflinching generosity. We wanted to film in 8K even tho the tech for viewing it isn’t commercially available. One day it will be - and we will have a future-proof record of the amazing work going on right now in Indian Country. And thanks as always to @camp4collective @renan_ozturk @daharbfilm @taylorfreesolo @rudy.le @chzamag and @tanya_meillier for getting it all to the most wonderful and remote locations around 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
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Photo at Mashpee Wampanoag by @renan_ozturk after a meeting of East Coast and West Coast :: @backyahdbeauty and the @ancestral_guard (@sammygensaw and @jonlukegensaw ).
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As always 🙏🏽🙏🏽 @jenbuffett @fndi303 @sterlinharjo @kiowaqtee @ranalapine @the11thhourproject @medwinboberts @nephi_craig @cassadoretwy @apachefarmer @coastymathanuuma @siixuutesna @kim_baca1 @petergensaw @zechariah_gabel @weesh_com @elsiedubray @beaudubray @fredericksdubray @thundervalleycdc @tankafund @frau_mit_katze @rayezaragoza @shaandiin @chrisburkard @gretacaruso @lsingh @forestwoodward
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Gather2 weeks ago
Let's keep the spring hashtag challenge going! How many are planting or preparing your irrigation systems, ditches or fields? Tag your photos #SowIndigenous & we will feature you on our feed and stories! And check out photos by Yurok, Hupa & Tolowa youth from our journalism project. #NativeYouth #NativeFoods #IndigenousFoodSovereignty