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Oglala Lakota chef Sean Sherman was named a TIME100, the magazine’s list of 100 most influential people of 2023. He’s a high-profile leader in the Native American food movement, the founder of non-profit groups advocating for food sovereignty, and the founder of the award-winning restaurant Owamni. Also shaking things up in the kitchen is Kickapoo chef and owner of Wahpepah’s Kitchen, Crystal Wahpepah. She went head-to-head with celebrity chef Bobby Flay on the Food Network culinary competition show “Beat Bobby Flay”. In this episode of The Menu, we catch up with both chefs and also hear about how all the tribes in one state are providing traditional foods for their elders.
Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota), chef and owner of Owamni, co-founder of The Sioux Chef and North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS)
Crystal Wahpepah (Kickapoo and Sac and Fox), chef and owner of Wahpepah’s Kitchen
Marlon Skenandore (Oneida Nation citizen), manager, Oneida Emergency Food Pantry
Break 1 music: Mt It (song) Mo-Town Singers (artist) Oneida Powwow: 40th Anniversary (album)
Break 2 music: Buffalo (song) Algin Scabby Robe (artist) Along The Way: Round Dance Songs (album)