Chef From National Museum of American Indians Gives Cooking Demonstration at PBCR

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MAYETTA:  The Second Annual Intertribal Solutions cooking demonstration with Chef Richard Hetzler of the National Museum of the American Indians (NMAI) Mitsitam Cafe, was held yesterday with another session on tap for today at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.

Eighteen participants from the four tribes in northeast Kansas pre-registered for the event that included presentations on diabetes education, Chef Hetzler’s cooking demonstration that occurred in the kitchen of the Prairie Band Casino & Resort, and a group dinner that followed that evening.  Twenty-one persons were registered for today’s demonstration and activities.

In its second year, the demonstrations are co-sponsored by AARP of Kansas, Kickapoo Diabetes Coalition, and the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP).  Other sponsors included Awakening the Spirit: an American Diabetes Association Program, HyVee of Topeka and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Below are more photos from yesterday:

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From left to right:  Andrea Bozarth (AARP Kansas), Janis Simon (Kickapoo Diabetes Coalition), Maren Turner (AARP Kansas), Richard Hetzler (NAMI), Heather Levi (AAIP) Steve Ortiz (PBPN), Dr. Dee Ann Deroin (AAIP), and Eddie Joe Mitchell (PBPN).

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Chairman Steve Ortiz gave welcome remarks yesterday and today.

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PBPN members Richele Pahmahmie and Naseka Hale participated in the cooking demonstration.

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Participants registering for the cooking demonstration and learning how to prevent diabetes.