reclaiming Native American food: NPR
This comic, illustrated by Chelsea Saunders, is inspired by an interview with chef Sean Sherman of TED Radio Hour episode The food connection.
About Sean Sherman
Chief Sean Sherman is the founder of “The Sioux Chief“, a company committed to the revitalization and recovery of Native American cuisine. He is a member of the Ogalala Lakota Sioux tribe. His main culinary focus has been to bring indigenous food systems like land stewardship and use of wild foods in a modern culinary context.
His restaurant Owamni in Minneapolis, MN offers dishes that favor foods of indigenous origin to its region and omit colonial ingredients like beef and chicken to create a “decolonized dining experience”. In 2017, he co-authored the cookbook The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen.
Through his non-profit organization, NATIVES, he also co-founded the Indigenous Food Lab, an Indigenous professional kitchen and training center dedicated to preserving Indigenous food education.
He received a First Peoples Fund Fellowship in 2015, the Bush Foundation Fellowship in 2018, the National Center’s First American Entrepreneurship Award in 2018, the James Beard Award in 2018 for best american cookbook and a 2019 James Beard Leadership Award.