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Michael Yellow Bird, CMT, MSW, PhD

Michael Yellow Bird, CMT, MSW, PhD- Academic Partner

Michael Yellow Bird, CMT, MSW, PhD, is Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba. Dr. Yellow Bird is a member of the MHA Nation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) in North Dakota. He has held faculty appointments at the University of British Columbia, Kansas, Arizona State, Cal Poly Humboldt, and North Dakota State University. His research focuses on the effects of colonization and methods of decolonization, healthy Indigenous aging, Indigenous mindfulness and neurodecolonization, Arikara ethnobotany and traditional agriculture, and the cultural significance of Rez dogs. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles, the co-editor of four books, co-author of two recent books: A Sahnish (Arikara) Ethnobotany (2020), and Decolonizing Holistic Pathways Towards Integrative Healing in Social Work (2021). He is currently co-authoring two books, Arikara Corn and Traditional Agriculture and Decolonizing the Social Work Curriculum.