Join Us in welcoming Chef Sean Sherman to discuss the (R)evolution of Indigenous Foodways.

Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman, founder of the company The Sioux Chef, is decolonizing our food system. From growing up on Pine Ridge to an epiphany on a beach in Mexico, Chef Sean Sherman shares his journey of discovering, reviving and reimagining Native cuisine.

Audience Q&A and book signing to follow. Books will be available for sale, courtesy of One More Page Books.

RSVP for an event reminder email. Attendance is first-come, first-served until seating capacity is reached. The event will also be livestreamed only on Arlington County's YouTube channel; please RSVP to receive the streaming link. 

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This program is part of the Library's commemoration of Native American Heritage Month.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
Central Library
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About the book

"The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen" is a rich education and delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders. 

About the author

Founder/ CEO Chef Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota, born in Pine Ridge, SD, has been cooking across the US and World for the last 30 years.  His main culinary focus has been on the revitalization and awareness of indigenous foods systems in a modern culinary context. Sean is a recipient of a 2015 First Peoples Fund Fellowship, 2018 Bush Foundation Fellowship, National Center’s 2018 First American Entrepreneurship Award, 2018 James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook, and a 2019 James Beard Leadership Award.

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