Manidoo Giizisoons Feast (Moon of the Little Spirit Feast)

dinner2.jpgDuluth, Minnesota
– Thursday, November 20th. Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, invites the northland to Clyde Iron Works on Sunday, December 21st for a Native craft fair and traditional Indigenous Feast in honor of the Solstice and the sacred waters in our region. Joining LaDuke and Honor the Earth in hosting this benefit dinner is leadership from WaterLegacy, a Duluth based non-profit organization working to protect Minnesota's waters and the communities who rely on them.  

The craft fair will be held from 11AM to 4PM with a social hour beginning at 5:30PM before dinner is served at 6:30PM. Tickets for the dinner are $45 per person, $80 per couple, or $320 for an 8 person table. All proceeds go to benefit the campaigns protecting clean water from sulfide mining & pipeline development in Minnesota

This event features Chef Sean Sherman, aka the Sioux Chef, Oglala Lakota Sioux of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and a meal of “pre-contact” inspired Native American cuisine. Sherman has spent the past 25 years harvesting wisdom from his ancestors by studying the indigenous knowledge of wild foods prior to colonization. With that knowledge, Sherman prepares modern dishes utilizing wild and cultivated food of the Dakota and Ojibwe tribes. With his new restaurant and learning center opening this winter in the Twin Cities, we are grateful to have him join us as an honored chef.

Throughout the night, guests will enjoy a succulent four course meal consisting of local ingredients from the resurgent indigenous foods movement, such as smoked duck, white corn mush, birch syrup, smoked northern and hominy cakes, cedar stewed turkey, puffed wild rice and more! In addition, Chef Sherman will share a presentation of the Slow Food Wild Rice Presidia and traditional foods of the northland.

Be sure to join us earlier in the day for a Native craft fair at Clyde Iron Works. This holiday season support local Indigenous artisans. Keep it simple, keep it local. If you are a native artist in the area interested in participating in the fair please call (612) 385 – 1557.   

As northerners located directly on the path of pollution for the proposed copper-nickel mining and the North American oil transportation plan it is our responsibility to ensure ethical decisions are made to secure a healthy and prosperous future for the seventh generation.

Honor the Earth, WaterLegacy, and the Sioux Chef  welcomes any and all concerned people to Clyde Iron Works Sunday, December 21st for a daylong celebration of our ancestral past and future.




To add your name to a cancellation list please send an email to Alyssa Hoppe at [email protected] with MANIDOO GIIZIISOONS as the subject line.  


December 21, 2014 at 6:00pm - 9pm
Clyde Iron Works
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