American Indians are embracing the ‘decolonized diet’

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Daniel King and Reike Blue Arm worked on their plot of vegetables on the Little Earth community garden in south Minneapolis. Daniel King and Reike Blue Arm worked on their plot of vegetables on the Little Earth community garden in south Minneapolis.

by Allie Shah, Star Tribune, September 2, 2014

Bit by bit, the farm at Little Earth is growing.

So, too, is a movement among American Indians in Minnesota and elsewhere to improve their health by rediscovering ancestral foods and connections to lands once lost.

Far from access to natural maple syrup, wild rice and game available Up North, the residents at Little Earth of United Tribes — a south Minneapolis low-income housing complex — are finding new old ways to grow crops that existed long before European settlers arrived.

Some adherents even have a name for this concept: the decolonized diet.

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