Hello Giggles: It's time to start paying attention to indigenous foods — especially on Thanksgiving

By Stacy Pratt
Hello Giggles

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen (Sean Sherman)Food sovereignty — the right to grow, make, and eat culturally-appropriate foods — is an important component of the indigenous rights movement, but native foods aren’t just for indigenous people. Last month, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchencookbook was published to help more people, Native and non-Native, learn to cook indigenous foods. The Sioux Chef is a team of chefs, ethnobotanists, and other food activists from several American Indian nations. The organization was founded by Oglala Sioux chef Sean Sherman, and in addition to publishing the cookbook, they cater indigenous foods for events in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, where they are headquartered.

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