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PAGE23MAZINAIGANWINTER2013-2014ADMINISTRATIONFORNATIVEAMERICANSTribalchefscompeteChoppedstylewithtraditionalfoodsLacCourteOreillesWis.GLIFWCsAdministrationforNativeAmericansANAMinoWiisinidaanutritionprojectstaffendedtheirsecondgrantyearinvolvingcookingdemon-strationswithahigh-energyeventonSeptember26atLacCourteOreillesLCOHighSchool.HostedbytheLCOOjibwaCollegeprojectstaffprovidedalltraditionalAnishinaabefoodsforaneventinspiredbytheFoodNetworktelevisionshowChopped.Thefirstyearofcookingdemon-strationsincludedsixGLIFWCmembertribesinMinnesotaandWisconsin.ThedemonstrationsillustratehoweasyitistoincludetraditionalAnishinaabefoodsinaneverydaysettingathome.ItalsogivespeopleachancetotastethefoodandseehowdeliciousitissaysLaTishaCoffinANAprojectcoordinator.Itsbeenaveryrewardingexpe-riencetohelptribalpeoplerediscoverhowhealthyandnutritioustraditionalfoodsareespeciallytribalyouthshecomments.AsofOctober1theMinoWiisini-daaprojectstaffbeganworkingwiththeremainingfiveGLIFWCmembertribesKeweenawBayBayMillsLacVieuxDesertLacduFlambeauandMoleLake.ThisuniqueLCOCollegeChoppedeventchallengedthreechef-teamstocreateappetizersentreesanddessertsoutofalltraditionalAnishinaabefoods.Eachteamhadtwochefs.Team1includedShannonNelsonandDawnQuadererTeam2includedBillyandLouiseRiderandTeam3includedKathieKerkelandToddBrier.Eachteamparticipatedinallthreeroundsandjudgeschosewinnersafterthedes-sertround.MysterybasketsforeachroundAppetizerroundWildOnionsRampBulbFrozenCranberriesTurkeyBreastCornmealDriedSweetFernEntreRoundVenisonLoinLakeSuperiorTroutFrozenBlueberriesSoakedWildRiceMushroomsDessertRoundPiePumpkinWildRiceFlourWalnutsMapleSyrupWintergreenWinnersThirdPlaceTeam2BillyandLouiseRiderSecondPlaceTeam1ShannonNelsonandDawnQuadererFirstPlaceTeam3KathieKerkelandToddBrierSomeofTeam3sdishesincludedsearedvenisonloinwithablueberryandwhitebalsamicreductionintheEntreRoundandawildriceflourpancakeintheDessertRound.TheMinoWiisinidaateamislookingforwardtofunandflavorwiththeirsecondyearofon-reservationcookingdemos.LookforacookingdemonstrationinyourcommunityTheprojectalsoalwayswelcomesrecipesusingtraditionalAnishinaabeingredients.RecipecontributedfromtheMinoWiisinidaaLetsEatGoodProjectMoleLakeLobsterOriginalconceptfromFrannyVanZileandFredAckleyJr.MoleLakePrepTime15minutesCookTime2minutesTotalTime17minutesServingSize4ouncesYield11Ingredients3poundswhitefishcleanedskinned1tablespoonsweetpaprikaground2tablespoonslemonjuiceabout1mediumlemon2tablespoonssunflowerseedoil2tablespoonssalt2teaspoonsblackpeppergroundDirections1.Cutfishinto2-ounceportionsabout4piecesperfillet.2.Inasmallbowlmixtogetherpaprikalemonjuiceandsunflowerseedoil.3.Seasonbothsidesofeachpieceoffishwithsaltandpepperthenliberallybrushwiththepaprikamixturemakingsuretocovereverypartofthefish.4.Letwhitefishrestinmarinadefor5minutes.5.Heatamediumnon-sticksautpanovermedium-highheat.6.Placefishportionsskinsideupandcookfor1minutethengentlyflipandcookfishforanadditionalminuteoruntilinteriorisopaquebutmoist.BoldIndigenousfoodsChefNotesWhitefishCoregonusclupeaformiswithmildsweetflavorisunlikeanyother.OnlyfoundintheGreatLakesregionitisaprizedcatch.Ifyoudonthaveaccesstowhitefishtrythisrecipewithanymildflavorfishjustadjustcookingtimeaccordingly.Donotover-crowdthepancookjust4portionsoffishatatimeandworkinbatches.StrappedfortimeThisrecipecanbedoneinthemicrowave.Placemarinatedfishonamicrowave-proofplateinasinglelayer.Cookfishonhighheatfor1minuteoruntilcookedthroughandopaquebutstillmoist.ByGLIFWCStaffLCOCollegeChoppedteamsincludedRighttoleftTeam1DawnQuadererandShannonNelson.Team3KathieKerkelandToddBrierFront.Team2LouiseRiderandBillyRider.PhotobyLaTishaCofnMelanieQuadererholdsdaughterLilyGallegoswhowassamplingsomeoftheplatesfromtheentreroundoftheChoppedevent.PhotobyLaTishaCofnTribesreceive400copiesofDibaajimowinanGLIFWCsAdministrationforNativeAmericansANAlanguagegrantcametoanendwiththedistributionof400copiesofDibaajimowinanAnishinaabeStoriesofCultureandRespecttoGLIFWCsmembertribes.DibaajimowinanpresentsthestoriesinboththeOjibweandEnglishlanguageandalsoincludesanMP3formattedlanguageCD.ReceivingbooksonbehalfoftheBayMillsIndianCommunityPaulaCarricktribalhistorydepartmentMichelleTeepleBayMillsCommunityCollegeBuckoTeepleExecutiveCouncilandLisaOgahistorydepartmentassistant.PhotobyWesleyBallinger