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Decolonizing Indigenous Food w/ Chef René Locklear White

In Collaboration w/ Baltimore American Indian Center

Fri, Dec 15th 6:00 pm in the Creativity Center Teaching Kitchen


How do we reconnect with things that we were supposed to forget? This workshop demonstrates how becoming present to our first foods and food in general can transform our lives, health, and pocketbooks. This includes food preserving, food preparing, and money saving techniques, with a taste of food history. Participates can taste various foods and take home sunchokes to plant or cook later. This workshop is part of a new and growing digital-teaching platform: Mapping America’s Native Food Trail.

For families: This class occurs at the same time as the Indigenous Arts class for Kids, for a memorable cultural experience for the whole family!

Location: Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave. Baltimore MD 21224
​Age Range: 14 and up
Cost: $60 per class, $55 Members
Materials: All materials provided.

Instructor Bio
Chef René Locklear White aims to help reintegrate Native Foods back into American’s diets through an online interactive food map. She believes this could help American Indians who face higher rates of nearly every health disparity. Her food film screened in 2023 at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research; Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center Symposium; Southeast Native Studies Conference; and Lumbee Film Festival. René is a military veteran and co-founder of a Native American non-profit Sanctuary on the Trail with a vision to help leaders bring recognition to the contributions of Indigenous peoples to reduce suffering. René sees this project as a cultural rescue initiative.

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