What Native Elders Think About Indigenous Cooking

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“What Native Elders Think About Indigenous Cooking.” Brian Yazzie, a Diné/Navajo traveling chef now based in St. Paul, MN, brings Native cuisine back home to the Navajo Nation in Arizona. There he looks for truly Indigenous ingredients, as even “classic” Native comfort foods like fry bread have colonizer origins. Brian plans to make meals for a small group, just his family and local community leaders, but when word spreads and suddenly he’s cooking for a large group of curious and impatient community elders, how will Brian impress them? Watch him make blue corn mash with agave syrup and seeds, plus Navajo steamed corn soup, in a crammed kitchen full of curious elders who think he should be on “Rachel Ray.”

What Native Elders Think About Indigenous Cooking | alter-NATIVE: Kitchen Ep. 2

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  1. Miss Laura

    Idk you but I am so proud of you. Still waiting to see you on Rachel Rae! ? And also that stew looked so good!! Made me wish for it and fry bread too!!

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  2. 231gareth231

    Is there actually a recipe for this somewhere , or if someone can comment! It looks so good

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  3. Barquero Juan Carlos

    The long history of being imprisoned in "interment camps", both in reality and metaphorically, have robbed Native Americans much of their own cultural history

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  4. John Free

    Cool.

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  5. Nicole Reilly

    That blue corn mush and steamed corn soup looks amazing.

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  6. Lala Cat

    This is a topic close to my heart. Good food, is essential to community, for so many levels. Apart from Navajo Grandma, I haven't seen any native cooking. I wonder, apart from the water issue about the viability of growing gardens, making composts from everyone's food scraps, and growing the old ingredients, blue corn, yellow corn, squash etc and native herbs etc….. I really hope this grew into something more….look how much support happened on the first cook up. Make my heart happy good luck to you ?

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  7. Juniper Abbott

    Navajo steamed corn soup! I need a recipe please!!!

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  8. Starburst

    I miss the feeling of being at a flee market. Haven't been home to tuba city in a while

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  9. hugo bin

    Excellent!

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  10. Jamie Huff

    I love different cultures and trying different foods ?♥️

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  11. Julie PdeM

    Ok….I'm about to be burned here. However, I need to ask because I see so many comments about today's youth being disrespectful: who's responsible for that? We, as their parents, are responsible for that. Our youth reflect the values that we've taught them. WE are the ones who don't respect OUR elders, therefore our children don't respect their elders. We must first change US. Our children will see that. We must offer to help teach them and our grandchildren the values we want to be passed on. We must go to OUR elders, ask for forgiveness, and then learn what we can before they are lost to us.

    To those of you who are Natives, I ask your forgiveness. I am a European-descent American. However, my children's generation is confronting similar loss of values. I accept my responsibility in that. I ask your forgiveness because it was some of my ancestors who caused your entire culture to mortally wounded. For that, I am truly sorry. Please, go to your children and lead them back to your elders and try to mend the rift. They will listen. It's not too late until the Elders are all gone.

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  12. lunar Skies

    I have a friend who's Native too and Navajo. I'm actually obsessed with what natives ate. Especially cause they ate from the earth.

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  13. Donald Dakota

    Wado Wado, Thank you Thank you, keep it up for this is good! The old ways are the right ways of living, no bread fried in oil like french fries and never mind the canned meat, yuck! Looked like really good food you made and all so simple, nice!

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  14. Ricardo Rojas

    Chiles(ristras chiles are MY favorite and they supposedly bring good luck!), tomatoes, maize(corn), vanilla, chocolate, potatoes, etc. ALL indigenous to the Americas and is, what I believe, the White man(Europeans) ate because the food supply they brought over in their ships ran out. They had no choice and today's Europeans, in general, DON'T like to eat corn, which is absolutely delicious, like Cheddar cheese popcorn and is beneficial in preventing hair loss. Ever seen a bald-headed (American) Indian? and the French say "Chili con Carne" is dog food. It's better than snails, frog's legs, horses, soufflé(except for chocolate soufflé), etc.! P.S. It's a shame the Indians NEVER learned how to make Vodka(from potatoes or wheat) until the Russians showed them.
    "Спасибо" = sounds like [Spa-si-bah] "Thank You, thanks" in Russian.

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  15. Heather McC

    Really cool. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. afroninja234ya

    Why was this edited this way?

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  17. Susan Israel

    This is fascinating. What a brilliant young man.

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  18. Marjory Rainey

    This was a very educational and informative video! It felt Good! Thank you!

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  19. Ayani Oakes

    Great video, American people should start reconnecting with indigeneous culture, especially the food. It's HEALTHY.

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  20. Josh Tanner

    I live in Navajo county and I would like to suggest if people would like to try native food head to New Mexico and check out the flea market in Gallup New Mexico great food

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  21. Jack Elliot

    This is so dope?

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  22. matthew mann

    Most Mestizo Hispanics not all though rather identify as White even though they clearly look more Amerindian or at least partially many look down on Amerindians

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  23. arynne hempstock

    Beautiful; thank you!

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