Maintaining a thriving culture in the face of destructive pressure is very difficult. Native American nations have faced attack and persecution for centuries and yet have worked to nurture their culture and history. Inside, see how those communities today often look to shared food traditions as a way of coping. A leading Native American chef explains how food is vital to these communities as a way of connecting to their sacred past, as well as bridging the gap to the future. No matter where they come from, people living together have a long history of sharing meals, eating foods and dishes that have been passed down for centuries.