Don Lyons

Director

American Indian Health & Family Services

  • Board Member (Detroit)

Leech Lake Band of Ojibway

  • Enrolled Citizen

Six Nations Mohawk

  • Descendent

Don has over 15 years of experience in project management, executive coaching, organizational development, strategic planning, business development, research and evaluation, and facilitation. He has worked both domestically and internationally with governmental departments, private entities, and tribal nations.

As an enrolled citizen of Leech Lake Band of Ojibway and a descendent of Six Nations Mohawk, he is passionate about working on projects that support strong and healthy Indigenous Nation Building. In a consulting role, Don is helping DWH grow its engagement strategy as it relates to economic development for tribal nations.

In addition to obtaining his BA and MSW from Michigan State University, Don is also a master of ceremonies for pow wows across the country, an active pow wow dancer, and a student of learning Anishinaabemowin, the indigenous language of the Ojibway.

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