Return of the Wapato: Presented by Emily Washines
Chelan Public Library - 216 N. Emerson St., Chelan, WA 98816
Yakama tribal member and scholar, talks about the intrinsic link between culture and food and the heartbreaking consequences to a community when those links to the past are broken. Washines uses the reintroduction of the Wapato plant as an example of the connection of indigenous foods to the health and culture retention of the Yakama tribe. In her 60-minute slide show presentation, Washines talks about interviewing elders, visiting traditional food gathering grounds and ultimately reclaiming land that had grown wheat for 70 years back to its historical roots of prime Wapato wetland.
If you can't make it to this event, Emily will also be doing her presentation at the following locations:
+Omak Public Library
Monday, October 15, 2018, 6 pm
+Curlew Public Library
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Time TBD
+Oroville Public Library
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:30 pm
+Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7 pm
This event is part of a larger community-wide conversation around "What does it mean To Be Native: Beyond the Frame?"
Join the conversation! www.beyondtheframe.org