The Tribal Public Health Conference is excited to present our Indigenous Chef series featuring dynamic, interactive virtual cooking demonstrations by Mariah Gladstone, Jason Champagne, and Crystal Wahpepah

Indigenous chef series: Tues, April 20 · 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Mariah Gladstone
Traditional Techniques in a Modern Kitchen

Organization: Indigikitchen
Tribal Affiliations: Blackfeet, Cherokee 

Indigenous foods are all around us. We have just forgotten what they are and how to prepare them. Mariah will discuss how we can relearn traditional foodways through hunting, foraging, farming — and even shopping at the local grocery store.

Her innovative presentation will include a history of Native American food systems and foodways, and some ideas for revitalizing and re-imagining Native foods. Using modern kitchen appliances, Mariah will prepare a sampling of Indigenous foods.

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Indigenous chef series: Wed, April 21 · 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Jason Champagne
The Importance of the “Three Sisters”, Corn, Beans, and Squash to Native American Culture

Organization: Native Chef LLC
Tribal Affiliations: Red Lake Band of Chippewa 

This is a virtual cooking demonstration aimed at empowering and inspiring Native American people through traditional foods, education, and increased knowledge of basic cooking skills.

Native Chef Jason Champagne discusses the importance of the “Three Sisters” ingredients—corn, beans, and squash—to Native American culture. Chef Jason will share his story on how he has become closer to his culture by using these ingredients in his presentations while also sharing his favorite healthy diabetic friendly recipes using these ingredients. He will provide tips for participants on how to enhance plate presentation, understand portion control, and leave with increased confidence to prepare easy and diabetes friendly dishes at home.

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Indigenous chef series: Thurs, April 22 · 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Crystal Wahpepah
Reclamation of Food Sovereignty and ancestral knowledge in Native and Indigenous communities

Organization: Wahpepah’s Kitchen
Tribal Affiliations: Kickapoo Nation of Oklahoma 

The first Native contestant to appear on the Food Network’s ‘Chopped’, Crystal Wahpepah is in high demand around the country preparing her signature feasts of beautifully plated Indigenous dishes such as buffalo blueberry stew, three sisters salad with wild red rice, and blue corn flan with hibiscus berry sauce.

Crystal does not merely cater events and go—she speaks on where her food comes from and honors its roots, its Indigenous cultivators and stewards and its place within the seasons. This is why you will always see diversity in her food, because Wahpepah’s Kitchen honors the seasons with changing menus and product availability. Crystal’s creations through food and community shine with joy, lightness of heart, and are led by a solid internal compass.

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Lexi Hill

General Co-Chair
Conference Planning Committee

Shiela Williams

General Co-Chair
Conference Planning Committee

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Address Details

9705 Broadway, Ext. Suite 200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73114

Phone Number

(405) 652-9200