Directed by Sanjay Rawal, Gather (lllumine Running, 2020) is an intimate portrait of the growing movement among the Indigenous community to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

The documentary film features the stories of Nephi Craig, executive chef and founder of the Native American Culinary Association through the opening of an Indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic in the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona); Elsie DuBray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison and the Ancestral Guard; and a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath River. 

This selection of wholesome, healthy recipes created by Craig, Donna LaChapelle and Patricia Chandler from the First Nations Development Institute highlight Indigenous ingredients, preparation techniques, and dishes from the film. 


The movie is available on-demand through iTunes, Vimeo, and Amazon.

Western Apache Seed Mix

Indigenous Cultivars: Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa

Three Sisters Soup

Courtesy of Gather (lllumine Running, 2020)

Corn, Blueberry, and Wild Rice Salad

Photo by Sunira Moses on Unsplash

Wild Rice Hamburgers

Courtesy of Gather (lllumine Running, 2020)

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