Tashia Hart is Anishinaabe from Red Lake, MN.
She is a writer and artist specializing in birch bark and beaded jewelry.
She is currently working on two book projects:
GIDJIE AND THE WOLVES is a middle grade novel, the first in a series that stars Gidjie, an Anishinaabe girl who lives in a multi-layered world near the shore of Lake Superior. Her best friend is an opossum. Her grandmother is an expert baker, traveling animal medic, and part-time bird. Gidjie herself is about to set off on an adventure to discover who she is and what she is capable of.
THE MANOOMIN COOKBOOK (title tentative) is her first full-length, non-fiction book project.
She currently lives in Duluth, MN with her husband, their two cats, and a turtle.
‘Native American veterans reflect on their experiences in the military during the Vietnam War. Even as they struggled with their relationship to the United States government from past oppression; the Dakota, Lakota, and Ojibwe warriors still felt compelled to honor their duty to their people as Akichita | Ogichidaag| Warriors, as protectors of the people.’ -via PBS
Follow the link below to watch the Special | 56m 23s on pbs.org
I’m happy to announce that I’m authoring a cookbook about Manoomin and Wild Foods of Minnesota in partnership with MNHS Press.
In addition to creating 50+ recipes myself, I am including about 2 dozen recipes featuring Manoomin (could be the focus, could be a small part of the dish) from MN and across the country. Manoomin, and everything about the Good Berry, is special to many. And I’m going to represent that.
I can’t tell you how excited, humbled, and ‘ready to go’ I am for this project. I have wanted to write a wild foods book for years.
For details, click on the Call for Submissions tab above, and please feel free to share it within your circles!
Red Lake Reservation, 1946. This short film touches briefly about farming, art–featuring artist Patrick Robert DesJarlait–as well as fishing and logging. The Narration in this film isn’t geared towards an Anishinaabeg audience, and was at times hard to listen to, but I did enjoy seeing the people living life in 1946.
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive and courtesy of The Internet Archive.