Many indigenous communities around Turtle Island (North America) are reclaiming relationships to ancestral seeds after hundreds of years of disconnection due to colonial violence. Chef Sean Sherman and scholar Elizabeth Hoover tell the tales of seeds, seed-keepers, and indigenous chefs who are bringing traditional foods back into focus.

"Thinking about seeds as living relatives-- how do you ensure that they continue to have a relationship with other people in your family, in your community, so that people can continue to plant them and learn from them and eat them?"


Ox Tales is produced by Anna Sigrithur, edited by Naomi Duguid and Fiona Sinclair and mixed by Thomas Krause.

Music in this episode was by Thomas Krause, Ava Glendinning, Uuriter, and George Lewis and his New Orleans Stompers.

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