OUR NEWEST PROGRAM
MEDICINE WHEEL MODEL
YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Yellow Bird, is a non-profit organization, founded by Phillip Whiteman Jr. Northern Cheyenne Traditional Chief and Lynette Two Bulls, Oglala Lakota who is also the Executive Director. We are located on the beautiful Northern Cheyenne Homelands in Southeastern Montana. At the chore of our organization are the youth and elders. These two age groups are crucial because they represent the future and the wisdom needed to carry on. We are comprised of a youth and elder advisory council and depend on volunteers for our programs.
We are honored to be an affiliate of Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, located in Arcata California who provides technical support and fiscal management.
Yellow Bird was founded on the traditional principals of “reciprocity” and “giving back” to our community. Our original programming the Annual Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual 400 mile Run has become a venue for addressing historical trauma, wellness and youth leadership. Now, after 20 years of youth programming; Yellow Bird has grown to include many empowerment programs that focus on the family and community.
“It takes a whole village to raise a child”
Yellow Bird, Heove ve ‘keso, is the Northern Cheyenne traditional name of Phillip Whiteman Jr.