Reclaiming Kitchen Wisdom & Ancestral Healing

Reclaiming Kitchen Wisdom & Ancestral Healing

Medicine Stories Podcast

Original Air Date: June 26, 2018

Description:

Calling in the grandmothers! The more dependent we are on the industrialized food system- and the more entranced we are by diet culture- the further removed we are from our ancestors. Food is a bridge between the land, our bodies, and those whose bodies we come from.

Darla Antoine is a mixed race Okanagan tribal member, ancestral activist and healer, mother and accidental homesteader in the high mountains of Costa Rica. Darla helps mixed-race and mixed-culture seekers become rooted into place and lineage by combining her master’s degree in food and culture, ancestral healing and her own experiences as a mixed race woman and expat.

In the Intro:

  • My unexpected, super transformative, podcast hiatus: shingles and a family emergency
  • Fat is love (and an absolutely necessary nutrient for the brain & every single cell in the body)
  • Giveaway!

In the Interview:

  • Ancestry that’s deeply embedded in the land
  • The Grandmother Hypothesis
  • How diet culture keeps us separated from our ancestors
  • Disordered eating & how the fear of fat is pushing us away from what it means to be human
  • To learn about your ancestor’s lives, look below the level of empire (& what that means)
  • Reclaiming kitchen wisdom as an act of resistance against the dominant, patriarchal, industrial food system
  • The medicine that people of mixed race are bringing to the world right now
  • Dreams as guideposts
  • A mythic matriarchal dreamscape
  • Charting serendipity: When you’re in the right story, nothing doesn’t fit

 

Link:

https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast/darla-antoine

 

Ancestral Connection, Dream Work & Cultural Appropriation

Ancestral Connection, Dream Work & Cultural Appropriation

In April of 2018 I had the immense pleasure of attending Camp Souldust where I taught workshops on connecting with you ancestors, ancestral healing as activism and also led a morning dream circle. Prior to the camp I talked to other camp teachers and counselors about cultural appropriation: how to spot it, how to stop it.

Camp Souldust’s motto is that Summer Camp + Soul Work = Magic and they have a super-inclusive vibe for people of all ages, races, gender identities and income levels.

Learn More:

https://souldust.com

 

 

 

Belonging, Cultural Reparations & the End of a Lineage

Belonging, Cultural Reparations & the End of a Lineage

Original Air Date: May 2018

Description:

I am seriously bursting to share this latest video interview with you. Darla Antoine came to me a few months back identifying as both a First Nations Okanagan Tribal Member and as a descendant of Celtic ancestors, offering up her expertise in ancestral healing work through food and a sense of place. Being a woman of European ancestry with the same passions, I knew Darla would have so much to share in ways I could never possibly see or experience, so I was thrilled to hop on a call with her and listen alongside you.

I invited Darla to share her powerful origin story and her experience of being descended from both an oppressed culture and that of the oppressor (she is literally descended from known Indian killer Kit Carson).Together, we wove through a conversation about humanity’s deep craving to belong, what it means to take part in cultural reparations, her grief over being the end of her lineage, how she connects with her ancestors over food, and so much more. This conversation is juicy!

Link (Video):

{Video} Belonging, Cultural Reparations & the End of a Lineage

 

Guest Lecturer & Consultant Rutger’s University

Guest Lecturer & Consultant Rutger’s University

Fall 2016: Paid Guest Lecturer & Consultant at Rutger’s University for Dr. Lena Struwe’s class: The Evolution of Food, Crops and Cooking.

I spoke to the class on two different occasions as well as lent my master’s thesis to the class as a resource. I also edited and reviewed each class member’s personal food history essay.