Food can be used to pass down traditions and history from one generation to the next and becomes a part of overall culture.  It can also be used as a form of oppression. This is the topic of a new investigative report from Mic.

As a part of Mic‘s “The Movement” original series, Darnell Moore headed to Minnesota to visit the Bois Forte reservation to talk to local residents about the importance of depending on food that isn’t only healthier, but has ties to their culture.

After centuries of being cut off from some of their own cultural delicacies and being left with mainly processed foods, a Native American tribe in Minnesota is looking to embrace their culture by reintroducing some of their indigenous dietary options.

This is a great piece of journalism that focuses on an issue far too often excluded in the mainstream.

Check out the video below.

Posted by Mic on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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