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MAYETTA, KANSAS The Second Annual Intertribal Solutions cooking demonstration with Chef Richard Hetzler of the National Museum of the American Indians Mitsitam Cafe, was held last Thursday and Friday at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.
(l to r) Andrea Bozarth (AARP Kansas), Janis Simon (Kickapoo Diabetes Coalition),
Maren Turner (AARP Kansas), Richard Hetzler (NMAI), Heather Levi (AAIP),
Steve Ortiz (PBPN), Dr. Dee Ann Deroin (AAIP), and Eddie Joe Mitchell (PBPN)
Eighteen participants from the four tribes in northeast Kansas (Iowa Tribe, Kickapoo Tribe, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and the Sac and Fox Nation) 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 Friday'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. Other sponsors included Awakening the Spirit: an American Diabetes Association Program, HyVee of Topeka and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
posted November 19, 2012 6:20 am est