Michael Johnson, Director of Advancement with the NDN Collective, is a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota and a relative of the White Earth Nation where his grandfather is a citizen. Michael graduated with distinction from The School of Liberal Arts at The University of Colorado Denver majoring in Political Science and earning magna cum laude honors. Michael’s work over the last decade has engaged key stakeholders in Indian Country and beyond to create lasting relationships built on respect, reciprocity, impact, and success. A champion of Tribal self-determination, Michael has supported positive educational, health related, economic, as well as policy and litigation outcomes for Native communities around the country. Born and raised in Colorado, Michael currently resides in Littleton with his wife and two children.