ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Cornbread from a Mohawk Perspective

Akwesasne, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Bailee

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Not to be mistaken with Johnny Cake, cornbread is made from Maize (Corn) and is an important, nutrient-dense food for Indigenous people of the eastern woodlands. So even before you had corn-on-the-cob, corn was cultivated by Indigenous people all across the Americas for thousands of years. Join two Mohawk cornbread makers for a conversation about all things corn. Bailee and Tonatiuh have been making cornbread from scratch in the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, on the border of the U.S. and Canada, since childhood. We are part of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, also known as Iroquois, who have been growing corn for centuries and have used it in a variety of dishes and traditional ceremonies. This prolific crop is even connected to our Creation Story, the origin of the Mohawk people.

Our virtual tour will a-maize you with all of our corn teachings. All you have to do is pop into zoom for a little bit of history, culture, jokes, and cooking. After we share a bit about corn’s roots, we will show you how to prepare cornbread using traditional techniques, which we use to make our popular cornbread today. We hope after this tour you have an understanding of the importance of traditional Indigenous foods!
Not to be mistaken with Johnny Cake, cornbread is made from Maize (Corn) and is an important, nutrient-dense food for Indigenous people of the eastern woodlands. So even before you had corn-on-the-cob, corn was cultivated by Indigenous people all across the Americas for thousands of years. Join two Mohawk cornbread makers for a conversation about all things corn. Bailee and Tonatiuh have been making cornbread from scratch in the Akwesasne Mohawk…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.

Meet your host, Bailee

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 5 Reviews
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She:kon/Greetings! My name is Bailee and I will be one of your hosts for this tour. I am Kanienʼkehá:ka from the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. Akwesasne is a Mohawk community that straddles the United States and Canada Border just along the St. Lawrence River. I am also a Co-owner for Ionte's Cornbread. Ionte's Cornbread specializes in making the original peoples bread also know as cornbread. Besides making cornbread, I also enjoy going hiking, biking, thrifting, and upcycling second hand items. Nia:wen/Thank you for reading! Now you know a little about me and my roots!
She:kon/Greetings! My name is Bailee and I will be one of your hosts for this tour. I am Kanienʼkehá:ka from the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. Akwesasne is a Mohawk community that straddles the United States and Canada Border just along the St. Lawrence River. I am also a Co-owner for Ionte's Cornbread. Ionte's Cornbread specializes in making the original peoples bread also know as cornbread. Besides making cornbread, I also enjoy going hiking, biking, thrifting, and upcycling second hand items. Nia:…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Jackie
July 2021
These 2 young people are an absolute delight to watch, listen to and learn from...they are super friendly and very knowledgeable.. I am honored to have taken this class.
Monica
June 2021
Thank you Bailee for hosting such an informative, engaging session. I learned a lot about corn and even more about the history of the Akwesasne Nation. I've already been raving about this session to my co-workers and would recommend it highly to anyone interested in exploring culinary skills or the indigenous history of the region.
Jack
June 2021
This was such a wonderful experience! I loved learning about the role corn and cornbread plays within Mohawk tradition and culture. Bailee and Tonatiuh were fantastic storytellers, I wish I had hours to ask more questions. You'll come away from the experience hungry for their cornbread and itching to visit the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory.
Maurice
June 2021
Wooooooow! What an outstanding experience. The presentation was informative, the visuals supported each story, and the aerial view of real-time cornbread making was personal (felt the energy and love put in) and engaging (every sound and your commanding voices helped me stay connected to the journey). I recommended this experience to everyone. As an educator, I gained so much knowledge that will certainly be shared (with honor to you both and your ancestors) with students (past, present, and future). Nourishment from beacons of light, thank you thank you thank you.
Carla
June 2021
Both partners are super passionate about their culture and making sure it is preserved for generations. Seeing the cornbread process was enlightening and educational. Great presentation from both.

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Guest requirements

Guests aged 15 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

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