Don Coyhis is a member of the Mohican Nation.
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: A sustainable grassroots Wellbriety Movement that provides culturally based healing for the next seven generations of Indigenous people.
Through the leadership of White Bison
, the Wellbriety Movement has taken a prominent role in the recovery of many Native Americans, and their communities.
In recognition of his
knowledge, inspiration and expertise, Don
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 and national recovery organizations such as the National Association for Children of Alcoholics
to develop prevention campaign materials and prevention and recovery programs for Native American communities.
In 2009, Don
was awarded the $100,000 Purpose Prize for his
entrepreneurial efforts in changing communities.
In addition, he
also received the Max Hayman Award for his
leadership in bringing healing to Native American communities