Press releases

November 2023

NATIFS unveils new season of cooking videos in collaboration with usda

MINNEAPOLIS — November 30, 2023 — NATIFS  announces the launch of a second season of its FDIPR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations) video series, created in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve Indigenous health through Indigenous nutrition and to support the restoration of traditional Indigenous foodways for Native populations across the United States. 

NATIFS Executive director sean sherman brings indigenous perspective to united nations cop 28 in dubai

MINNEAPOLIS — NOVEMBER 28, 2023 — NATIFS announces Executive Director Sean Sherman will be traveling to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP 28), taking place November 30 through December 12. 

August 2023

north american traditional indigenous food systems (natifs) sponsors indigenous peoples' day at the mn state fair

MINNEAPOLIS — August 27, 2023 — Minneapolis non-profit NATIFS will sponsor and support programming for the Minnesota State Fair’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day  — to celebrate the variety of Indigneous cultures of Minnesota and beyond, on Sunday, August 27th, 2023, from 9 am to 5 pm at Dan Patch Park. 

north american traditional indigenous food systems (natifs) welcomes Linda Black Elk as Education Director

MINNEAPOLIS — August xx, 2023 — Minneapolis non-profit NATIFS announces ethnobotanist and food sovereignty activist Linda Black Elk has joined as Educational Programming and Community Engagement Leader. 

July 2023

Celebrated indigenous chef Freddie bitsoie joins north american traditional indigenous food systems (natifs) as chef-in-residence

MINNEAPOLIS — JULY xx, 2023 — Indigenous chef partners with Sean Sherman and Minneapolis non-profit to promote Indigenous foodways education and food access.  

June 2023

Sean sherman named 2023 julia child award recipient by the julia child foundation

MINNEAPOLIS — JUNE 13, 2023 — Today, Chef Sean Sherman, award-winning cookbook author, activist, and founder of NoATIFS was named the recipient of the prestigious 9th Annual Award Presented in Association with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. 

May 2023

Nonprofit north american traditional indigenous food systems launches flagship indigenous food lab market featuring indigenous foods and products

MINNEAPOLIS — MAY 25, 2023 — Indigenous Food Sovereignty organization founded by Chef Sean Sherman offers Native producers and products a consumer marketplace – opening June 1 in Minneapolis. 

April 2023

Chef and Activist sean sherman will lead five-day residency at james beard foundation space in new york city, may 7 - may 11, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS — APRIL 24, 2023 — Sean Sherman, award-winning chef and advocate for Indigneous Foodways will present “Plymouth Rock Landed On Us”, a multi-day residency at the new James Beard Foundation event space in New York City. “Plymouth Rock Landed On Us” will offer Indigenous and black perspectives on American foodways and create a better and more meaningful future for all. 

Sean Sherman, Indigenous Food Activist and Award-Winning Chef, Named to Time's list of 100 most influential people

MINNEAPOLIS — APRIL 19, 2023 — TIME has names Sean Sherman, award-winning chef and advocate for Indigenous foodways, to the 2023 TIME 100, it’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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