Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Beyond Fry Bread: The Indigenous Foods Movement

November 2018 Bar Bulletin

When people think of traditional Native American foods, most people think of fry bread. The fried piece of dough, similar to an elephant ear at the fair, has become ubiquitous in the Native American community. It can be sweet or savory, and, when topped with taco fillings, also becomes known as the “Indian Taco” (aka “Navajo Taco”). But as much as we all love fry bread, it is not necessarily a traditional food. And, the movement is on in native country to get back to indigenous foods.

Indigenous foods and tribal food sovereignty have become critical pieces of tribal self-governance, cultural and language...

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