Meagen and Robert Baldy, Hupa, Deer Hunting

Meagen is amazing, (host of her own YouTube channel Cooking Healthy in Indian Country) so no surprise she and her husband raised an amazing son.  Robert Baldy learned from his father about deer hunting.  Not just things like how to find deer and how to kill them swiftly so that you will have food for your family, but also to respect the life of the animal, to butcher it well and respectfully so that the good food isn’t wasted.  Now that Robert has learned these things, he has begun to share them with younger boys.

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This program was supported in part by the Northwest California Tribal Communities Extension Program, a USDA funded project through UC Cooperative Extension of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties
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Meagen Baldy, Eating Healthy in Indian Country

Grady Walker, from Green Fire Farms, emailed me a couple of months ago, and said there was someone I really should interview, Meagen Baldy.  Well, of course Grady was right!

Meagen is the Community Garden Coordinator in Hoopa, hosts a You Tube show called Eating Healthy in Indian Country, is a UC Master Food Preserver…and oh yes…she has 4 children!  And they are amazing!  Recently I was helping to cook for the Master Food Preserver graduation program and Meagen comes in with a heaping bag of fry bread and starts whipping up some salmon spread from salmon she has smoked and canned herself — and in come her 4 children — “can I help?!” they plead…I wish I had such help in the kitchen at home.  They launched into making pizzas for the party — enthusiastic as I taught them how to stretch the dough and put the toppings on.  And this — in a nutshell — is Meagen…teaching children to know about their food and to cook is part of her mission, where the rubber hits the road, walking the talk — and you can tell Meagen does it all with grace and style — you can check out her YouTube videos and see for yourself!

Listen to the interview here