VPL Indigenous Storyteller in Residence to hold online potluck and teach about Haida culture

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      If you’ve wanted to learn about Haida culture and food, including how to make bannock (fry bread), here are some upcoming opportunities to do so.

      Kung Jaadee is the 2021 Indigenous Storyteller in Residence at the Vancouver Public Library.

      Jaadee is originally from Old Massett on Haida Gwaii, belongs to the X̱aayda (Haida), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations, has performed for audiences across Canada and the U.S., and is the author of several children’s books, including Raven’s Feast, Haida Nation, and Gifts From Raven.

      Jaadee will share her family’s recipe for bannock and will talk about the history of food on Haida Gwaii in Fry Bread and Salmon: A Virtual Potluck with Kung Jaadee to be held online at noon on Thursday (April 15).

      Participants can share dishes or stories about recipes passed down for generations. Registration is available online

      As Jaadee’s four-month VPL residency is coming to an end, a celebration will be held online at 7 p.m. on April 29 to provide a finale that will allow attendees to learn about Haida culture. Registration is available online.