Meet Mohawk Chef Tawnya Brant and the Indigenous Cuisine now in Ohsweken

Mohawk Chef Tawnya Brant has brought Indigenous Fusion cuisine to Ohsweken. (Photo by Jim C. Powless)

By Georgia LaForme Writer Local chef Tawnya Brant has returned to her roots and opened a restaurant in Ohsweken, called “Yawékon.” The restaurant, which serves healthy Haudenosaunee and Indigenous Cuisine, coffee and house made beverages opened on Monday Nov., 16th in the busy village plaza. “Yawékon” in the Mohawk language means “it tastes good!” Brant was 12-years-old when she got her first job in the restaurant industry right here in Ohsweken, after her father told a café owner about her love for food and work ethic. Now it’s become a full circle moment for Brant opening her own space in the village. “I guess I owe some credit to the owner at the time because I was showing signs this is what I was interested in and they’d say ‘just…

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