Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge reservation, is the founder of the company The Sioux Chef and committed to revitalizing Native American cuisine.

Why you should listen

Through his research, Sean Sherman has uncovered and mapped out the foundations of the Indigenous food systems through an Indigenous perspective. He has become renowned nationally and internationally in the culinary movement of Indigenous foods.

With an ever growing team of Indigenous-minded peers, Sherman is leading a movement to completely redefine North American cuisine through the understanding and utilization of Indigenous knowledge -- and is spurring an evolution of Native American foods by taking important educations of the past and applying them to the now. 

Sean Sherman’s TED talk