“My name is Ma-te-yi-ma-pe-to, I am an active member of the Little Axe Little River Ceremonial ground of the Shawnee. I have been in the Food and Beverage industry for 25 years and am a self-taught chef. During my tenure I have traveled to 48 of the 50 United States, China and the Philippines, focusing my efforts towards educating/motivating the youth and community leaders to embrace culture and tradition.”
During his career, Anthony L Warrior has worked for 15 Tribal nations in healthcare, a residential home for children, and Casino/Resorts. In his teenage years he traveled and spoke on behalf of the United National Indian Tribal Youth program.
His experiences working for tribal nations have included studying and acquiring local traditional recipes, stories, and historical methods in food preparation and preservation. His approach to cultural nutrition is interconnected with feeding the mental, spiritual, and holistic balance necessary to differentiate the total health needs of each individual tribal group. His lifelong quest for education fuels the passion for learning and preparing traditional sustenance that stimulates cultural retention and community healing.