Indigenous foodways is focus of virtual event, Oct. 13

Image from the "Gather" movie poster.

Explore the importance of indigenous foodways at a virtual film screening of “Gather” and a panel discussion, 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.

The event, held via Zoom, begins with a screening of “Gather,” described on the film’s website as an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

The movie will be followed by a panel discussion featuring UH West Oʻahu’s Indrajit Gunasekara, Dr. Bubba Lipe, and Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer, and MAʻO Farm’s Kauʻi Sana. The event is hosted by Dr. Kauʻi Merritt, assistant professor of Indigenous Health Sciences at UH West Oʻahu.

Students, faculty, staff, and the general public are welcome to attend. The Zoom link is

For more information, email Merritt at

"Gather" movie poster and event flyer.
Image courtesy of Dr. Kauʻi Merritt