First Nations Food Taster Nov. 3

The sixth annual First Nations Food Taster at NMU will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the Jacobetti Center. The public is invited to attend.


A variety of traditional First Nations foods will be served. The menu includes buffalo, venison, wild rice, vegetables, fried bread and desserts. Guests who bring their own dishes may enter the dish bag raffle. Prizes include coupons from eateries in town and casino packages. Winners do not need to be present during the drawings.


Advance tickets can be purchased through Tuesday, Oct. 31. The cost is $3 for NMU students with an ID or children under 12 and $8 for adults. Tickets are available at the Center for Native American Studies and the Multicultural Education and Resource Center at NMU, and at the Marquette Food Co-op. Tickets at the door are $5 for NMU students with an ID or children under 12 and $10 for adults.


All proceeds benefit the Native American Student Association, which promotes events related to Native American heritage and culture. It also provides an interactive group for Native American students. The association sponsors such events as drum socials and the annual “Learning to Walk Together” pow-wow.


Food taster events in previous years strictly served Ojibwa food and were called the “Ojibwa Food Taster.” The First Nations title for this year’s event reflects the inclusion of foods from Native American tribes across the country. For more information, call ext. 1397.


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