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Appropriation in the Arts Series – More than a Meal

November 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November 5, 2023, 2pm Museum of Northern Arizona

More than a Meal 

This panel discussion will focus on the appropriation of Indigenous crops and foods, as well as the effects of colonization on food sovereignty and current trends in Indigenous foodways. It will pose the questions: It will pose the questions: How does the right to access sacred and traditional foods and food sovereignty affect Indigenous communities’ abilities to thrive? How does colonization’s impact on access to sacred and traditional foods affect other interdependent relationships, such as to the land, as well as to harvesting, hunting, and spiritual practices? In what ways are Indigenous communities leading restorative practices toward greater food sovereignty?How does food security affect you and your community?  What proprietary food traditions are you attached to?  How does food sovereignty affect a culture’s ability to thrive? This discussion will be moderated by Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, the Edward Bridge Danson, Jr. Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona and also Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University

Museum’s entry fee of $15 required to attend. Members of Museum of Northern Arizona  and Sedona Arts Center can attend for free.

VIP Tasting Event to follow: $50 person

Panelists: Brett Vibber, Jaren Bates, Andi Murphy


Appropriation in the Arts Series
Sponsored by the Museum of Northern Arizona, Sedona Arts Center, and Arizona Humanities

The Museum of Northern Arizona and Sedona Arts Center are holding a series of exploratory panel discussions that will introduce ideas, philosophies, laws, ethics, and lived experiences pertaining to appropriation of Indigenous art forms and culture and that will culminate in a guide for consumers and collectors. There will be two talks held at the Museum of Northern Arizona this year and one at Sedona Arts Center in January of 2024. Museum and Arts Center members can attend the talks for free.

Support for this series is provided by the AZ Humanities Council.



November 5, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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