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Sean Sherman - the 'Sioux Chef' - leads movement for indigenous foods






Sean Sherman at work. Photo from The Sioux Chef / Facebook

Sean Sherman, also known as The Sioux Chef, is raising funds for the "first fully indigenous restaurant experience" the United States.

Sherman, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, plans to open the Indigenous Kitchen in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He's drawing on some of his own traditions but also plans to incorporate foods from other indigenous nations.

“We’re a small but tightly knit community,” Sherman told The New York Times of his efforts to revitalize Native foods. “But we see the momentum growing.”

Sherman, who has worked in the food industry and restaurants for nearly 30 years, hopes to raise $100,000 for his restaurant.

Read More on the Story:
The Movement to Define Native American Cuisine (The New York Times 8/17)

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