DWS181: Ryan Dennison – Ch’iyáán ájiił’įįhígíí doo hodits’a’

“Ch’iyáán ájiił’įįhígíí doo hodits’a’
(The way one prepares food with sound)

Field recording(s) of a performance in collaboration with my kindergarten students at David Skeets Elementary. The class is an indigenous culinary education, reintroducing traditional foods to our youth, and engaging the community in Indigenous Food Sovereignty. The food production and preparation is a way of passing cultural knowledge and an active resistance to colonizing forces. Empowering our traditional knowledge systems and utilizing the adaption of tools to connect our relationship with land and environment is the intent of the class, Food is Medicine.

Diné Culinary Education – 2016
Instructed by Ryan Dennison
Assisted by Julia Nacki
Collaboration with kindergarten Navajo Class of David Skeets Elementary, Chichiltah, NM – Navajo Nation”