Cooking Demonstration with Oneida Chef Arlie Doxtator
Celebrate Native American Heritage and Awareness Month!
On November 14th from 6:00pm-7:00pm, Oneida Chef Arlie Doxtator will demonstrate how to cook traditional white corn mush in a clay pot. Demonstration will include a tasting.
No registration required. Events made possible by generous support from a WiLS Ideas to Action grant.
Arlie Doxtator has been an Indigenous professional chef for 35 years. He is a member of the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin. He is the Community Outreach Coordinator for a WPP Grant, awarded to the Oneida Nation.
Over the past 20 years, he has done research on many of the Indigenous foods of the Lotinuhsyo=ni= – People of the Long House, with an emphasis on Oneida Nation foods and cooking techniques, specifically cooking in Lotinuhsyo=ni= clay pots. He has worked with many staff members in the Oneida Cultural Department in Oneida and with some of the world-renowned Mohawk clay pot makers as well as others from the Six Nations, to reintroduce their Indigenous foods and cooking techniques to his people and shares his journey of Shiakwa> shutlané yukwakkwa> – reconnecting to our foods.
Arlie has served as a mentor to many of the younger generation of Original Peoples’ chefs and culinarians.
He has been an advocate to those that have taken the call to secure Food Sovereignty in Indigenous Nations across Turtle Island.
Today, you can find him working in the gardens, presenting at Native food summits, or cooking alongside some of the best cooks in Lotinuhsyo=ni= Confederacy, preparing meals for the recitation of The Great Law of Peace and the constitution of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and doing outreach work for the Oneida Nation.