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Indigenous Food and Culture with The Sioux Chef's Sean Sherman

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Westminster Hall

Nicollet Mall and 12th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Join us for TownTalks, a new downtown happy-hour event for adults ages 19-39, presented by the Westminster Town Hall Forum.

Is exploring key issues of the day your M-O, made even better with good food and adult beverages? Check out TownTalks on Nicollet Mall and 12th Street in downtown Minneapolis!

  • 5:00pm - Happy Hour with live music, tasty cuisine for sale and a cash bar

  • 6:00pm - Speaker presentations, followed by Q&A

  • 7:00pm - Booksigning and meet-and-greet with the speakers

TownTalks kicks off on Tuesday, October 9, with a lively conversation on Indigenous Food and Culture with Sean Sherman, the James Beard award-winning author and chef from The Sioux Chef, and Anton Treuer, author and expert on Native American history. Chef Sherman and Dr. Treuer will share insights into indigenous food, culture, language, and history. Admission is free -- and there's even free parking in the underground garage at Westminster Church!

Chef Sean Sherman, an Oglala Lakota born in Pine Ridge, SD, has been cooking across the U.S. and world for 30 years. His culinary focus is indigenous food systems in a modern culinary context. In 2014, he founded The Sioux Chef, a catering business and food education service. The mission of The Sioux Chef is to revitalize Native American cuisine and re-identify North American cuisine, reclaiming it as an important culinary culture. He is the author of The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen with Beth Dooley, which was awarded the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Best American Cookbook.

Dr. Anton Treuer is a historian, professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, and the author of fourteen books, including Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask and Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe. He is editor of the Oshkaabewis Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. He holds a BA from Princeton University and an MA and PhD from the University of Minnesota. Treuer is the recipient of more than 40 awards and fellowships, and has traveled the world speaking on Native American culture and history.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

TownTalks is geared to adults, ages 19 - 39. A cash bar will be available, so bring that ID!

What are my transportation and parking options?

TownTalks takes place in Westminster Hall, the new and highly acclaimed performance space at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Nicollet Mall and 12th Street in downtown Minneapolis. Metro transit buses will drop you off right outside the doors, and there is free parking in the church's underground garage. Enter the parking garage on Alice Rainville Place, which runs between Marquette Avenue and Nicollet Mall. The entrances on Nicollet Mall and in the parking garage are handicapped-accessible.

Who can I contact with questions?

Contact Susan McKenna, director of TownTalks and Westminster Town Hall Forum: 612.332.3421 or smckenna@wpc-mpls.org

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