"Ancestral Foods Across Generations," a lecture by Chef Sean Sherman
- Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies, Hager Auditorium - view map
Sean Sherman, world-renowned chef and CEO of The Sioux Chef, the company he founded, will return to Montana State University on June 27 for a public lecture and book-signing following his popular appearance at MSU in April 2018.
Sherman will present his lecture, “Ancestral Foods Across Generations,” on Thursday, June 27, in the Hager Auditorium at the Museum of the Rockies. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the museum lobby with heavy hors d’oeuvres featuring indigenous foods, followed at 6:15 p.m. by a short film for families, “Igmu’s Tipi Dream,” and Chef Sherman’s lecture.
The event is free, but seating in the auditorium is limited to the first 200 people to arrive.
Sherman will sign copies of his book, “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen,” immediately following the lecture. Books will be for sale in the museum lobby.
A separate Q&A discussion with Sherman will be held on campus the following morning from 9 to 10 a.m. For more information, see the separate event description.
Sherman, who is Oglala Lakota, was born in Pine Ridge, S.D., and has been cooking across the United States and Mexico over the past 30 years. During that time, he has become renowned nationally and internationally in the culinary movement of indigenous foods, with his main focus being the revitalization and evolution of indigenous food systems throughout North America.
In 2014 he opened The Sioux Chef as a caterer and food educator in Minnesota. He and his business partner, Dana Thompson, also designed and opened the Tatanka Truck, which featured foods common in the Dakota and Minnesota territories before Europeans arrived. “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen,” Sherman’s first book, was awarded the James Beard Medal for Best American Cookbook in 2018.
Sherman’s return to MSU is sponsored by the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE), Montana INBRE, the American Indian/Alaska Native Clinical and Translational Research Program, MSU Culinary Services, and the MSU Department of Native American Studies. For more information about the event, visit CAIRHE’s website at www.montana.edu/cairhe.
- Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE)