Michael Johnson (Arikara/Hidatsa/Ojibwe), Director of Development. Michael has more than seven years of experience as a successful fundraiser for national Native American nonprofit organizations, including the American Indian College Fund and the Notah Begay III Foundation, and First Nations Development Institute. In his previous roles, he excelled at development strategy, marketing, donor relationships and implementing public awareness campaigns to draw attention to important issues facing Native American people. In 2009, Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado-Denver with a B.A. degree in political science. His experience in relationship-building with key stakeholders both within and outside of Native American communities has created lasting relationships built on impact, success, respect and reciprocity. At the core of Michael’s work philosophy is the need to nurture, develop and strengthen Indigenous knowledge, culture, leadership and community action among tribal communities. Michael is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota and is a relative of the White Earth Anishinaabe, where his grandfather is an enrolled member. Michael was born and raised in Colorado and currently resides in Aurora with his wife and daughter. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.