Phyllis Young

Standing Rock Organizer

An enrolled member of the tribe, Phyllis Young leads our #GreenTheRez campaign to bring renewable energy to the people of Standing Rock. Serving as a tribal council member from 2012 to 2015, Phyllis was hired by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to address the NoDAPL struggle in the fall of 2015 and acted as an official “tribal liaison” to the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Her presence was felt daily by the tens of thousands who traveled to the resistance camps protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. Phyllis is a long-time member of the American Indian Movement, and co-founded Women of All Red Nations with Madonna Thunder Hawk in 1978. She also served as a board member of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian for 15 years.


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