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Return of the Wapato with Presenter Emily Washines

Return of the Wapato with Presenter Emily Washines

Public Libraries Throughout Central WA

Yakama Tribal Member and scholar, Emily Washines, talks about the intrinsic link between culture and food and the heartbreaking consequences to a community when those links to the past are broken. Washines uses the reintroduction of the Wapato plant as an example of the connection of indigenous foods to the health and culture retention of the Yakama tribe. In her 60-minute slide show presentation, Washines talks about interviewing elders, visiting traditional food gathering grounds and ultimately reclaiming land that had grown wheat for 70 years back to its historical roots of prime wapato wetland.

When and where can you attend?

6 p.m. on Monday, October 15 at the Omak Public Library

6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16 at the Chelan Public Library

6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 at the Curlew Public Library

5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 at the Oroville Public Library

7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center