The Duwamish Tribe is offering ḱʷədiid feasting kits for Thanksgiving, with net proceeds benefitting the Duwamish Longhouse and Chief Seattle Club. The meal kits feature both traditional American Thanksgiving items like turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, as well as Native heritage foods like corn squash soup, fry bread stuffing with apples, and more. The feasting kits are packaged with Indigenous art motifs, fresh cedar, and a blessing by Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman and elder Cecille Hansen. In the language of the Duwamish, ḱʷədiid describes a feeling of gratefulness, or praise.
This is the third year the Duwamish Tribe has collaborated with nonprofit FoodCircle Foundation to distribute Thanksgiving meal kits. “This Thanksgiving meal is a way for non-native people to connect with the Duwamish community to learn more about our culture, customs, and Indigenous foods,” said Jolene Haas, Duwamish Longhouse director and daughter of Hansen, in a press release.
The meal kits have a vegetarian option, and generously feed four people for $129. Pickup will take place at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center on Wednesday, November 24. Ordering information can be found on the website.
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