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Diet project at NMU

October 31, 2012
The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - In an effort to closely replicate the diet of Native Americans prior to colonization, a group of volunteers has committed one year to a diet consisting of foods indigenous to the Great Lakes region and a complementary exercise regimen. They are more than halfway through the Decolonizing Diet Project at Northern Michigan University. Recognizing that others might be curious to try it, but unable to commit for an extended period, the public may follow the list of eligible foods for one week, from Nov. 2-9.

The mini-challenge will end at the First Nations Food Taster event from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Jacobetti Complex, held as part of Native American Heritage Month at Northern Michigan University. Advance tickets cost $5 for NMU students and $12 for general admission, and are available at the NMU Center for Native American Studies in 112 Whitman Hall. At the door, tickets will cost $7 and $15, respectively. For more information, visit



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