Next Generation of
Parks Events
Join us for a special preview of Owamni by The Sioux Chef and the restaurant's powerful role at the center of an Indigenous cultural movement.
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Join us in exploring the potential of parks, from our informative, inspiring Next Generation of Parks Event Series to our Walk & Talks led by subject-matter and parks experts who share their insights into intriguing places throughout Minneapolis Parks.

Featured Event

Next Generation of Parks
The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Food Movement
Featuring:Sean Sherman and Dana Thompson  
7pm April 29, 2021

 

Join us for a special preview of Owamni by The Sioux Chef and the restaurant’s powerful role at center of an Indigenous cultural movement. With the completion of the Water Works Pavilion and surrounding park at the Central Riverfront in Minneapolis, Owamni by The Sioux Chef will take center stage. It’s the first restaurant from Sean Sherman and Dana Thompson, co-owners of The Sioux Chef, who are at the forefront of an Indigenous food movement that’s restoring authentically local, healthy, and sustainable food practices, which are rooted in Indigenous cultural traditions.

During this one-hour virtual event, Sherman and Thompson will:

  • Preview Owamni and its inter-relationship with planned educational and cultural experiences at the Water Works park and pavilion;
  • Talk about the restaurant’s role in The Sioux Chef’s broader Indigenous economic development efforts through a network of Indigenous partners and their nonprofit NATIFS (North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems);
  • Share the deeply significant relationship Dakota people have with Owamni (St. Anthony Falls in English) and the surrounding area, including Thompson’s grandfather’s role in preserving Dakota place names.

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