THE INDIGENOUS WAY: PLANTING SEEDS OF WELLNESS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATE OF $145 EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 1ST!
FULL PRICE IS $175. If you have already paid full price, please contact Nina Barbee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 325-4127.
NOTE: By registering to attend the Aii Microconference you will be entered into a random drawing for one of five autographed cookbooks, , by our speaker Chef Dr. Lois Ellen Frank.
*Provision of the cookbooks for the drawing does not constitute an endorsement by the University of Oklahoma or the American Indian Institute of any company, services or products.
Welcome! Land acknowledgement and Prayer
Introductions of morning Keynote Speakers:
Chef Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D.(Kiowa/Northern European/Sephardic/Ashkenazi)
Chef Walter Whitewater, Diné (Navajo)
You've probably seen them on Food Network TV or have their Cookbooks!
9:15 - 10 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lois Ellen Frank
“The History of Ancestral Native American Cuisine: Reconnecting to Culture as a key to Health and Wellness in Native Communities” -- featuring Reindigenizing Technique!
10 - 10:15 a.m.
Questions and Answers
10:15 - 10:20 a.m.
Chair Exercises/Stretching -Optional
Led by Allison Harper, MS, NETA-CPT
Fitness and Recreation, The University of Oklahoma
10:20 - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Food Demonstrations - Indian Tacos and No-fry Fry Bread!
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Q & A for Our Professional Native Chefs
11:45 a.m. - Noon
Life on the Rez - Chef Walter Whitewater Diné (Navajo)
Healthy and delicious!
Background Music to Feast by: Original works by Dr. Cornel Pewewardy
12:30 - 12:45 p.m.
Welcome Back! Dr. Nina Barbee
Introduction of the afternoon Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Cornel Pewewardy (Comanche-Kiowa)
ARTIST > SCHOLAR > EDUCATOR > LEADER > HEALER
12:45 - 1:15 p.m.
Presentation - Dr. Cornel Pewewardy (Comanche-Kiowa)
“Remaining Indigenous during COVID-19: Infusing Neurodecolonization Energy through Music and Memory”
Abstract: For many Indigenous peoples, we are descendants from a long lineof musicians and spiritual healers who have always helped us survive through multiple pandemics. The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across Indian Country, and again our musicians and healers are putting their positive energy work to use by reconstructing lost esoteric wisdom in modern times. Using neurodecolonization strategies, this presentation integrates nonlinear messages from cultural images, music therapy, and interpretations of meditation and mindfulness to assist in our internal healing—
Drum, flute, song, prayer …
This presentation is about slowing down time to match your natural rhythms to be fully present for your life by returning to traditional Indigenous practices through drum, flute, song, prayer, etc.
1:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Questions and Answers for Dr. Pewewardy
1:30 - 1:50 p.m.
Healing Circle - Chef Walter Whitewater
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