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Slow Food dinner is March 9

On March 9 at 6 p.m., the White Earth Land Recovery Project is hosting a Slow Food dinner in the Holmes Theatre Ballroom in Detroit Lakes to directly benefit community-based programs.

Slow food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is part of a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members in over 150 countries, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Slow food aims at being everything that fast food is not.

As an International Slow Food Award winner in 2003, WELRP wants to demonstrate their commitment to living better and eating healthier, which speaks to the core of the overall mission.

During the Slow Food event, they will share their history and current efforts to utilize sustainable means of living which do not destroy Mother Earth.

For more information about the dinner, visit and RSVP as soon as possible by calling the Holmes Theater box office at 218-844-7469.

Donation requested is $25 per person or $40 per couple.

The White Earth Land Recovery Project, founded in 1989, is a multi-issue, non-profit, Native American organization based on the White Earth Indian Reservation.

Their approach to systemic change is honed with almost two decades of experience, and today they are one of the largest reservation-based non-profit organizations nationally.

The group emerged from a land rights struggle, which was a pitched battle in the community for many generations. Their interest is in structural change and in restoring the wealth -- spiritually, culturally and in terms of land and economics.

Their programs are structured in such a way as to strengthen community leadership and build citizen participation involving environmental and cultural justice and preservation work, restoration of sustainable communities, renewable energy, media and youth and leadership development programs.