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Contemporary Indigenous Storytelling: Exploring the History Being Made

November 7 @ 6:00 pm

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“First Thursdays at the Farm” is a distinctive dinner series hosted at The Farminary, Princeton Theological Seminary’s 21-acre farm. Featuring a unique line-up of speakers, the intimate dinners are designed to generate meaningful conversation. No big presentations; just big ideas and delicious food in a one-of-a-kind venue.

COST: $125 per person; those who buy 3+ tickets get 15% off the total cost.

Contemporary Indigenous Storytelling: Exploring the History Being Made Today

Rebecca Nagle is an award winning advocate, writer, and citizen of Cherokee Nation. As the host of the chart-topping podcast “This Land”, Nagle told the story of one Supreme Court case about tribal land in Oklahoma, the small town murder that started it, and the surprising connection to her own family history. Nagle has been covering the Murphy case since May of 2018. Her writing about Native representation and tribal sovereignty has been featured in the Washington Post, The Guardian, USA Today, Teen Vogue, the Huffington Post, and more.

Recently Nagle received The American Mosaic Journalism Prize, the largest cash prize for journalism in the United States. In 2016, Nagle was named one of the National Center American Indian Enterprise Development’s Native American 40 Under 40 for her work to support survivors and advocate for policy change to address the crisis of violence against Native women. She has also been named to the 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company, YBCA 100 List, and Best Editorial by the Native American Journalist Association. Nagle is from Joplin, MO and currently lives in Tahlequah, OK where she works for her tribe on language revitalization.


Chef: Joe Rocchi is the Culinary Director at Franklin Towne Charter High School in Philadelphia. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in culinary arts and has honed his skills with over 2 decades of experience in the industry. He achieved success in various roles spanning the culinary landscape from opening multiple Philadelphia casinos as an executive, to fine dining restaurants, directing health care nutrition services, large scale catering and as a consultant. He is a citizen of the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia and is a passionate educator and rising star around questions of Indigenous food sovereignty, colonization, and pre and post Colonial Indigenous foods. He holds a seat on the non-profit PAZA, TREE OF Life board of directors as well as being on the speakers bureau with the Philadelphia Native American House Alliance. Chef Rocchi has recently been featured on PBS for his role in creating the inaugural Indigenous People’s feast at the College of William and Mary.


The Farminary is a place where theological education is integrated with small-scale regenerative agriculture to train faith leaders who are conversant in the areas of ecology, sustainability, and food justice. It is designed to train students to challenge society’s 24–7 culture of productivity by following a different rhythm, one that is governed by the seasons and Sabbath. “The project’s main goal is to form leaders by cultivating ecological and agricultural sensibilities within them like paying attention to the seasons, understanding the interconnectedness of life and death, and becoming comfortable with failure,” says Nate Stucky, director of the Farminary Project.


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