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Continuing to honor our cooking traditions

Come and explore cooking traditions that have gone on in Native families for generations. Plus, interviews and dishes created by Indigenous chefs

This cold time of year usually means time to rest, catching up with loved ones and eating heartwarming foods. 

ICT’s Carina Dominguez tells the story of the tamale tradition for her Pasqua Yaqui relatives from Tucson, Arizona.

Minnesota is on the culinary map, due in part, to the mentorship of the Sioux Chef, also known as Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota. Tashia Hart and Brian Yazzie once worked for Sherman, and now they are both on culinary paths. We also feature the Sherman’s "Owamni" restaurant located on the banks of the Mississippi River.

ICT Reporters take you to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico; "Wahpepah’s Kitchen" in Oakland, California and "Kai," a four-star restaurant owned by the Gila River Tribe in Phoenix, Arizona.


Today's newscast was created with help from:

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is the anchor anchor of the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez.

Shirley Sneve, Sicangu Lakota, is vice president of broadcasting for Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley She’s based in Nebraska and Minnesota.

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is executive producer of Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is a producer at Indian Country Today. Have a great story you've just got to share? Pitch it to

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in South Carolina.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

Mary Grace Pewewardy, Hopi/Comanche/Kiowa, is an intern at Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @mgpewewardy. Pewewardy is based in Phoenix, and enjoys playing video games.

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