UNC’s American Indian Center to Sponsor Free Native Foods Celebration

September 13, 2010

Samples of succotash, wild rice, chocolate and more will be offered at a Native Foods Celebration Sept. 27 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC’s American Indian Center will sponsor the free, public festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn of Abernethy Hall, which faces South Columbia Street near Cameron Avenue.

Squashes, dried Indian corn and sunflowers with seeds and roots will be displayed, and information about American Indians in North Carolina shared. Education booths will cover American Indian studies at UNC and native peoples’ contributions to sustainable agriculture, world cuisine, medicine and more.

Groups from schools and senior centers are expected to attend. School officials wishing to bring school groups to the event should contact Randi Byrd at rrbyrd@email.unc.edu or (919) 843-4189 by Sept. 20.

American Indian Center contact: Brandi Brooks, (919) 843-4189, blbrooks@email.unc.edu