The Edible Indian
The Edible Indian is a short glimpse into the long history of ceremony, food and it’s role in indigenous identity. Director Cass Gardiner (Anishinaabe) weaves the memories, rights of passage, and spirituality of three First Nation’s chefs as they cook. While re-creating their favorite meal, each chef paints a portrait of how what ends up on the plate tells a story of where they came from, who they are, and where First Nation’s people are headed in the 21st century.
16-year-old Jewel is next in a long line of skilled Alaskan hunters. But can she balance the complications of a modern teenager with her connection to village life? Jewel’s Hunt is an insightful exploration of what it means to come of age in complicated times in Unalakleet, Alaska.