Resilience Recipes: Native Food-preneurs Cooking Demonstrations brings together some of the most influential and cutting-edge Indigenous chefs in the United States and Canada. Each week through June, a featured chef will guide us through one of their favorite dishes that emphasizes the variety of regional native foods and using food preparation techniques that range from those practiced for millennia to those that utilize state-of-the-art kitchen equipment. After each recipe demonstration video, the chefs will join us live to answer your questions about their kitchen experiences and the latest updates in the Indigenous food sovereignty movement. This series is sponsored by the Justice, Equality, and Community Initiative at Davidson College and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We will livestream on Mondays at 4 p.m. EDT from May 18 through June 29.

About Sean

Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota, born in Pine Ridge, SD, has been cooking across the 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. In 2014, he opened the business titled The Sioux Chef as a caterer and food educator to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. In 2015 in partnership with the Little Earth Community of United Tribes in Minneapolis, he also helped to design and open the Tatanka Truck food truck, which featured pre-contact foods of the Dakota and Minnesota territories. Chef Sean and his vision of modern indigenous foods have been featured in numerous articles and radio shows, along with dinners at the James Beard House in Manhattan and Milan, along with teaching and sharing his knowledge to gatherings and crowds at Yale, the Culinary Institute of America, the United Nations, and many more. Sean has been the 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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