MOHAI monthly history talks have gone virtual. Participation is open to the first 500 people who register online. History Café is produced as a partnership between MOHAI and HistoryLink. Join them for a discussion about local history—both popular and obscure—and discover something new.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022. 6:30 – 8 pm. Exploring Indigenous Food Sovereignty. From salmon to shellfish to trailing blackberry, the Pacific Northwest coast is rich in local food sources that Indigenous communities have cultivated for millennia. With the violent arrival of colonizers to the region, access and management of these native food resources was disrupted. Indigenous communities face some of the highest rates of food insecurity in the US and Canada, but activists such as Dr. Charlotte Coté (Tseshaht/Nuu-chah-nulth) argue that this inequity can’t be solved simply by shipping more processed foods to grocery store shelves. Instead, positioning her narrative within the growing Indigenous food sovereignty movement, she calls for the decolonization of foodways, the renewal of Indigenous harvesting methods, and the dismantling of corporate food monopolies. Join HistoryLink to discuss Dr. Coté’s upcoming book “A Drum in One Hand, a Sockeye in the Other: Stories of Indigenous Food Sovereignty from the Northwest Coast”, learn how Indigenous peoples are enacting food sovereignty to resist settler-colonialism and understand how the industrial food system continues to impact the health of our global population and our planet.
Join MOHAI, HistoryLink, and the Seattle Public Library on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for a discussion about local history. Each month features a different topic, and history enthusiasts are invited to come together and share what you know. Waterfront views and delicious treats at the Museum Cafe are sure to encourage lively dialogue. Grab a cup of coffee – or glass of wine – and enjoy learning about the past. More info: https://mohai.org/program/history-cafe/