Alfred Walking Bull (he/they), Hoyekiyapi (Calls for Them), the host of the session, is an enrolled citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. Based in Minneapolis, the ancestral homelands of the Dakota and Anishinaabe people, Walking Bull has a 20-year background in journalism, communications, organizing, and facilitation.
His approach to facilitation, evaluation, and communications is rooted in the Intercultural Development Continuum, a concept of the Intercultural Development Inventory, to tailor developmentally appropriate curricula, exercise, reflection, and storytelling to meet the needs of his clients.
Alfred’s background also includes political organizing for elections, issues, and community. He identifies as gay, queer, Two Spirit and a person of faith in recovery. His hobbies include reading, designing, and percolating the perfect cup of coffee.
This is the first of many activities which is focused on supporting our Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ relatives, including a Virtual Knowledge-Sharing Series which is scheduled to launch in October 2022. The sessions will be focused on diversity in Indian Country and at TCUs with a focus on Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ relatives.