Native American food sovereignty, farming under Trump, West Indies roti

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Twila Cassadore forages with her granddaughter, May, while teaching her the Apache language that was lost and skipped a generation. Cassadore is a focal character in Sanjay Rawal’s film, “Gather.” Photo by Renan Ozturk.

As the nation heads down a road of recovery, Good Food looks at healing, which is at the center of the new film, “Gather.” Director Sanjay Rawal opens the film with a quote from Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota Nation: “The Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world, a world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations, a world longing for light again.” Rawal discusses a growing movement of Native Americans working to reconnect with their spiritual and cultural identity. Somali chef Hawa Hassan pays homage to the matriarchal cooking of eight African nations. Lisa Held reports on how policy changes under the Trump administration has reshaped farming and food. Rashida Holmes is serving Caribbean cuisine in the Arts District. Plus, jujubes are in season and at the farmer’s market.



Evan Kleiman