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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Gather13 hours ago
As part of the Gather film photojournalism series, we are featuring photographs taken by young #Apache youth – inspired by a photo workshop conducted on the Fort Apache Reservation last week. This introspective shot of a young Apache photographer named Taylor Minjarez was taken by her buddy Kaia Aiello (@kaia_min). The kids were on the Peoples Farm to learn about the transmission of ancestral food knowledge through media – how some things are meant for sharing and some things aren’t. We saw how, armed with technology, interest in traditional practices increased a thousand fold. Here, the young photographer Kaia captures the animated interest of her friend and fellow photographer Taylor (@tminjarez23). @apachefarmer @nephi_craig @janditawn #apachecorn #cafégozhóó #apacheria #westernapache
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Gather2 days ago
Over the next few weeks we will feature photographs taken by young Native Americans as part of our photo journalism project. The goal of this project is to provide training, mentorship, and opportunities to young folks interested in learning more about photography and storytelling. We have done three workshops thus far – on the Yurok Nation, on the Hupa Nation and on White Mountain Apache. This photo was taken by a young Apache man @sagelacapa at Ndée Bikíyaa, The Peoples' Farm run by Clayton Harvey @apachefarmer.
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Gather3 days ago
Incredible photos by Apache youth at the photo and #Nativefoods sovereignty workshop with Chefs Nephi Craig and Kristopher Bergen and Farmer Clayton Harvey and his staff at Ndée Bikíyaa, The Peoples' Farm this past weekend. #indigenousFoodSovereignty
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Gather4 days ago
“We aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow. We are the leaders of today.”
.....- Apache youth
We had the absolute honor of being part of a photo journalism workshop on the White Mountain Apache Reservation convened by Chef Nephi Craig (@nephi_craig ) and Farmer Clayton Harvey (@apachefarmer) of the Ndée Bikíyaa, The Peoples' Farm. Across Indian Country, it seems that it is becoming more and more difficult to rejuvenate and then transmit ancestral knowledge of food ways. With kids so hyper interested in technology these days, we all took advantage of the opportunity of using photography to teach food sovereignty. Photography is like a knife, though. A knife can be used to cut a mango and can also be used to do harm. Part of documenting ancestral knowledge requires an understanding of what is meant for a community and what can be shared outside the community. 20 brilliant, young Apache photographers got expert lessons from Nephi and Clayton as well as from a bevy of photographers who came for the honor of participating. Thanks to @taylorfreesolo @renan_ozturk @chrisburkard @forestwoodward @lsingh @gretacaruso @quinnthenavajo @kim_baca1 @shaandiin @mrsanjayr .. part of Gather with @fndi303 @the11thhourproject @jenbuffett @medwinboberts @kiowaqtee @frau_mit_katze @sterlinharjo @tanya_meillier @daharbfilm @chzamag
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Gather4 weeks ago
“We are not statistics,” remarked Nick Hernandez emphatically. On the Pine Ridge Reservation, it’s easy to focus on numbers - suicides, teen pregnancies, diabetes rates, are thru the roof. But to do so reduces the people to data points and often such an approach negates the external causes and the legacy of colonization. “We need viewpoints and strategies from within. For years people from the outside have told us who we should be, how we should address issues and what we should aspire to,” continued Nick, Food Sovereignty Coordination for @thundervalleycdc, a remarkable movement on the Rez for comprehensive progress and opportunity for the Lakota. Yes, they will address ills, but it’s thru a shared vision of a future of self-determination and a re-energized sense of identity. “We are the buffalo people,” concluded Nick. “The land and the buffalo, that’s what makes us strong.”

On another note, we really enjoyed @thresholdpodcast ‘s first season, all on bison. We would suggest looking them up wherever you get your ‘casts. @renan_ozturk @taylorfreesolo @chzamag @tanya_meillier @sterlinharjo @kim_baca1 @gretacaruso @fndi303 @daharbfilm @frau_mit_katze @jenbuffett @sterlinharjo @the11thhourproject
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Gather4 weeks ago
Different vantages of Makȟóšiča, or the Badlands. Nothing to pontificate on right now ... still overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of the Lakota landscape. Yup some photos are from land taken by the US park service.... but it’s all Lakota from up on high.