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White Bison Inc

6145 Lehman Drive Suite 200

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

United States

Company Description

White Bison, Inc., is an American Indian/Alaska Native non-profit charitable organization operating under the provisions of 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Through White Bison, it's Founder and President Do ... more

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Employment History


Coyhis Consulting and Associates


Board of Advisors Member
National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Mohican Nation

Board Member
Colorado Springs Indian Center

Stockbridge Munsee Reservation

Original Board Member
Faces & Voices

The Purpose Prize

Talking Circles



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Recovery and Wellbreity | Wabanaki Health and Wellness [cached]

Through White Bison and its Founder/President Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation, the organizaiton has offered healing resources to the Native American community nationwide since 1988, including sobriety, recovery, addictions prevention and wellness/Wellbriety learning resources.

If you are interested in learning more about the Wellbreity Movement, you can view the film, "The Wellbreity Movement: Journey of Forgiveness," available on YouTube, courtesy of Don Coyhis and White Bison.

Thanks for your work in helping ... [cached]

Thanks for your work in helping other men recover."-Don Coyhis, president, White Bison, Inc.

Don Coyhis | Alberta Family Wellness Initiative [cached]

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Don Coyhis
Organization: White Bison Inc.
Don Coyhis is a member of the Mohican Nation from the Stockbridge Munsee Reservation in Wisconsin. He currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the founder and president of White Bison, Inc., an American Indian non-profit corporation that has the following vision: 100 Native American communities in healing by the year 2010.

Ancient Ways of Knowing [cached]

First Nations and American Indian presenters included Cindy Smith-Mala, Dakota, Executive Director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Committee; Paul Ortega, Mescalero Apache, traditional medicine man and Indian artist; Jane Day Chief, Blackfoot Confederacy of the Blood Tribe, a medicine woman and spiritual leader of the sacred Buffalo Women's Society; Daniel Freeland, Navajo, uses healing approaches as a means of prevention and intervention in developing healthy communities; Sequoyah Trueblood, Oklahoma Choctaw, serves people through ritual and ceremony and his knowledge of plant medicine; Lois Frank, Blackfoot, professor of Native Studies at University of Lethbridge, Canada; Bessa Blondin, Dene, traditional medicine woman from Yellowknife; Don Coyhis, Mohegan, President of White Bison; and Dr. Dan Foster, Southern Cheyenne, Psychologist with Indian Health Services.

White Bison [cached]

Through White Bison, it's Founder and President Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation, has offered healing resources to Native America since 1988.

Don Coyhis Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation, is the President and Founder of White Bison, Inc., an American Indian non-profit organization, located in Colorado Springs, CO. Don originally set out to raise awareness and treat alcoholism among Indian youth on the reservations. After studying the underlying causes of alcoholism, White Bison's mission expanded to include drug addiction, dysfunctional families and relationships, as well as the American Indian suicide rate. From this, the Wellbriety Movement was born. The teachings of Wellbriety go beyond being sober to include thriving in the community and being balanced emotionally, mentally, physical and spiritually. Over the past 26 years, Don has developed a series of culturally-based programs to address recovery and treatment, youth prevention and treatment, programs for healthy families, and healing from unresolved grief and traumatic loss due to intergenerational trauma. These programs are designed help with all facets of family healing and have been implemented throughout the United States and Canada. Don Coyhis was the 2009 winner of the Purpose Prize Award, which was created in 2005 by, with funding from the John Templeton Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies, to showcase the value of experience and disprove outdated notions that innovation is the sole province of the young. It's for those with the drive to make change and the experience to know how to do it. Don's life experiences have enabled him to author several books addressing recovery, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and substance abuse for adults, youth and families. He has been called upon to provide technical assistance by national policy organizations such as the White House Office of Drug Control Policy, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), as well as other national recovery organizations to develop prevention and recovery programs for Native American/Alaska Native communities. Don has dedicated his life to raising awareness about all issues surrounding alcohol and drug abuse, how it impacts the family system, and most importantly how families and communities can heal from these issues.

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