Oglala Lakota Chef and Activist Sean Sherman to Present Carleton Convocation
Sean Sherman, founder of The Sioux Chef, will present “The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America,” Friday, November 5, from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in Skinner Chapel.
Sean Sherman, an Oglala Lakota chef and activist, will deliver Carleton College’s convocation address on Friday, November 5, from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in Skinner Chapel. In his presentation, titled “The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America,” he will discuss his work to revitalize Indigenous cuisine.
Sherman is a chef who has been cooking across the U.S. and Mexico over the past 30 years. He has become nationally and internationally renowned in the Indigenous culinary movement, which seeks to revitalize and evolve indigenous food systems in a modern culinary context. In 2014, Sherman established The Sioux Chef, a catering and food education company in the Minneapolis St. Paul area.
More recently, Sherman established Owamni by The Sioux Chef, a full service modern Indigenous restaurant located in Minneapolis. Featuring traditional Indigenous dishes made with ingredients purchased from Indigenous producers, Owamni was listed in The New York Times’ 2021 list of American’s best 50 restaurants.
Sherman is the author of The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, the winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook. It was also named one of the best cookbooks of the year by NPR, The Village Voice, Smithsonian Magazine, New York Magazine, and others. Sherman is 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.
Carleton convocations are free and open to the public. Masks are required. Watch recorded and archived convocations. Convocation is sponsored by Carleton College Events. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4308.