Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

NAS 422 First Foods of the Pacific Northwest

Using examples from the Pacific NW, this course will investigate the interconnected social, cultural, and political relationships between Indigenous food systems, spirituality, kinship, food sovereignty, and ecology; from subsistence food traditions to government commodity foods to urban Native American food movements. We will contemplate and learn about Traditional Ecological Cultural Knowledge (TECK) and the impact of colonization on Indigenous food systems and landscapes from a place based lens.




NAS 201 or instructor approval.
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