Dr. Michael Yellow Bird speaks at Portland State University, "Healing through neurodecolonization and mindfulness". Indigenous scholar and activist, citizen of the Arikara (Sahniish) and Hidatsa Nations in North Dakota. Dr. Yellow Birds activism focuses on: Native American and other Indigenous Peoples cultural and political rights; Indigenous Peoples’ health and wellness, neurodeocolonization and mindfulness; and Colonization and methods of Decolonization.
He is also co-editor and author of several books: For Indigenous Eyes Only: The Decolonization Handbook, 2005 (with Dr. Waziyatawin); Indigenous Social Work around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice, 2008 (with Drs. Mel Gray and John Coates); For Indigenous Minds Only, 2012 (with Dr. Waziyatawin); and Decolonizing Social Work, 2013 (with Mel Gray, John Coates, and Tiani Hetherington)