MSUM student Glory Ames featured on First Fridays

Friday, Nov. 6 | 8-9 a.m. | Hosted via Zoom

Join Food of the North virtually on Friday, November 6 for an online conversation on traditional Native American food ways.

Each panelist will present for 5 minutes and then the Q&A will be open for the audience to ask questions. The one-hour program begins at 8 a.m.

What did the Indigenous people of our region eat before European colonists arrived? This question has been discussed, researched and shared by tribal communities for decades, and for good reason. The diets of Indigenous people celebrated the diversity that defined the region and promoted great health for the people who ate it. Today, many communities are looking for ways to restore those food ways and to celebrate this rich history and culture.

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we are honored to welcome three speakers who will share their unique perspectives on the foods and traditions of their respective communities. David Manuel works for Red Lake Economic Development and Planning as the farm incubator coordinator. David’s work focuses on creating economic opportunities at Red Lake Nation through agricultural pursuits. Glory Ames is a student at Minnesota State University Moorhead studying anthropology. She is a descendant of White Earth Nation with an interest in sustainable agriculture and supporting health for tribal members living in the Fargo-Moorhead community. Finally, Jessica White Plume is the Director of Wellness & Sustainability for the MHA Nation South Segment. She is a member of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, but now calls MHA nation home with her family. Jessica wears many hats in the community, and will share the various activities at MHA Nation to promote nutrition, sustainability, and health for all tribal members.

Join us Friday, November 6 at 8 a.m. CT for this great conversation!
The program starts at 8 a.m. via Zoom ( No pre-registration required.

Zoom meeting will open at 7:50 a.m.

Please bring your questions! We will be taking questions via the Q&A function in Zoom, as well as via Twitter using the #foodofthenorth.