Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – The fourth annual Ojibwa Food Taster will take place from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at Northern Michigan UniversityÂ’s Jacobetti Center.  The menu will include venison, wild rice, fry bread, vegetables, dessert and more. 

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  “This gives people an opportunity to see how Native Americans enjoy the eating experience and the company of others,” said Peggie Shelifoe, a member of the Native American Student Association. “The menu features all of the food groups that Native Americans relied on for sustenance before Anglo Americans arrived.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  NMU music professor Elda Tate will perform Native American flute music during the event. Tickets can be purchased at Whitman Hall room 112 or C.B. Hedgcock  room 3001.  Prices are $10 for the general public and $5 for NMU students and children under 12.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  This event is sponsored by the NMU Native American Student Organization with support from the Center for Native American Studies, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Lac Vieux Resort and Casino and the Ojibwa casinos in Marquette and Baraga. Â Ã‚ Ã‚ 

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Those who bring their own dishware will have their names entered into a raffle for prizes such as casino packages.  For more information, contact the Center for Native American Studies at 227-1397.

Prepared By
Becky Kratz