Patrick Yawakie – Montana
Patrick Yawakie is a member of the Zuni Pueblo Tribe. Patrick is a husband and a father of 4 children. He lives and serves the tribal community living on the Flathead Reservation in Western Montana.
Patrick graduated in the first cohort in Tribal Administration and Governance bachelor’s degree program at Salish Kootenai College. Patrick's professional experience is in tribal advocacy in all levels of civic engagement. He also implements food sovereignty projects and programs to improve the tribal sovereignty and self-determination of the reservation.
Patrick is Co-Founder People's Food Sovereignty Program, a tribal-led fiscally sponsored grassroots organization. He also Co-Founded and is Co-CEO of Red Medicine LLC, providing professional civic engagement services and political consultation for tribal nations, communities, and organizations.
Patrick loves being with his family and dog. He appreciates the opportunity to work for his community in the efforts for a better tomorrow.