2018 Solstice Dinner Press Release

Honor the Earth Celebrates the Solstice with the 2018 Manidoo Giiziisoons Feast of the Little Spirit Moon in Duluth, Minnesota

Contact: Alyssa Hoppe (Honor the Earth) 612-385-1557 [email protected]


Duluth, Minnesota - Honor the Earth and Chef Sean Sherman (aka the Sioux Chef) to host an extraordinary evening to celebrate the abundance of Anishinaabe Akiing. On Friday, December 21, 2018 the community is invited to The 2018 Manidoo Giizisoons Feast of the Little Spirit Moon’ at Sacred Heart Music Center - 201 W 4th St, Duluth, MN 55806.

This 4-course indigenous feast by the Sioux Chef will feature Native foods in "pre-contact" recipes, prepared using the traditional ways of our ancestors.  The feasts will be themed to the current moon of the Anishinaabe calendar, Manidoo Giizisoons, Little Spirit Moon hosted at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth.

A social hour with traditional music begins at 5:00 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.. Tickets are $60 or $450 per person. All proceeds support campaigns to protect the land, water, and health in the face of extreme extraction. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/Solstice2018.  

Honor the Earth is asking for nominations of individuals and businesses who have stood up for the Northland, Minnesota, and the natural resources that make this region an invaluable treasure. Water Protector Awards will be given at the event to recognize and celebrate leadership in the community. To nominate an individual, organization, or business, we ask that the person making the nomination share their name, and the name, contact information, and reason for the nomination. Nominations can be sent to [email protected] or by calling (612) 385 - 1557.

Join Honor the Earth in honoring our ancestors, our water protectors, and our friends who stand to protect Minnesota’s water (nibi), wild rice (manoomin), treaties, and indigenous people put at risk by extreme industrial development.

About the Sioux Chef

Chef Sean Sherman, aka The Sioux Chef, is an Oglala Lakota Sioux from Pine Ridge.  Sean has spent the past 25 years harvesting the wisdom of our ancestors and perfecting the art of “pre-contact” Native American cuisine.   He is a leader of the resurgent indigenous foods movement and is turning heads all over the globe with his revival of the old ways.  He also runs the Tatanka food truck in the Twin Cities, is opening a restaurant and learning center, and is publishing a cookbook.   We are honored to have him as our featured chef.

About Honor the Earth

Honor the Earth is a Native-led organization, established by Winona LaDuke in 1993 to address the two primary needs of the Native environmental movement: to break the geographic and political isolation of Native communities and to increase financial resources for organizing and change. www.honorearth.org

Media Contact

Alyssa Hoppe

Event Coordinator

Honor the Earth

[email protected]


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