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ABOUT

Native Nexus is a small, hard-working consulting firm based in Medicine Wheel Country, Montana. Established in 2006, we originally focused our services on meeting the needs created by Montana's Indian Education for All legislation, helping schools educate their teachers, staff, and students about the historical and contemporary contributions of American Indians.  Since that time we have expanded to provide authentic, indigenous-based information, resources, curriculum, training, and services to a broad range of programs. When it comes to better representing Native peoples and ideas in today's contemporary society, the burden of information can seem overwhelming, but we are here to help!
Dr. Shane Doyle

Founder and Lead Consultant

An enrolled member of the Apsaalooke (Crow) tribe, Shane is passionate about his homeland. Combining his own expriences as an American Indian growing up on a reservation with his interests in history, archaeology, education, and contemporary issues, Shane's personal and academic persuits have merged to make him a powerful storyteller with unique insight into the powers that have shaped our communities.

 

Shane works extensively with indigenous groups both within and outside of North America and has gained interesting insights into the commonalities of tribal cultures.  His favorite subjects of study include the role of family and community in indigenous perspectives as well as the important influences of oral tradition.

An enrolled member of the Apsaalooke (Crow) tribe, Shane is passionate about his homeland. Combining his own expriences as an American Indian growing up on a reservation with his interests in history, archaeology, education, and contemporary issues, Shane's personal and academic persuits have merged to make him a powerful storyteller with unique insight into the powers that have shaped our communities.

 

Shane works extensively with indigenous groups both within and outside of North America and has gained interesting insights into the commonalities of tribal cultures.  His favorite subjects of study include the role of family and community in indigenous perspectives as well as the important influences of oral tradition.

Shakira Glenn

Plains Indian and Contemporary Singer

An enrolled member of the Apsaalooke (Crow) Nation. Shakira is a strong feminine voice for the past, present, and future. Blending her love of traditional Native music and contemporary songs, Shakira offers a broad range of soulful listening experiences for any audience. With a passion for youth, Shakira uses her voice musically, socially, and academically to inspire the young people of the Crow Nation.

Shakira sings solo (accompanied or a capella) and in bands, groups, and choirs. She has performed at various events, such as Leadership Seminars, Rodeos, Community Affairs, Art Productions, and Youth Gatherings. Singing has always been a part of her life and her way of reflecting current issues.

Myron Shield

Plains Artisan

Myron Shield is an accomplished Apsaalooke artisan. Specializing in one-of-a-kind Crow-style bead and leather work, Myron is available for custom orders. If you are looking for authentic Native American art, Myron Shield is your man. The excellence in quality and the superior design of his work are unparalleled.

Any time you want to purchase authentic Native American products, be sure you purchase from a member of a federally-recognized tribe. Otherwise your artwork violates the Indian Arts and Crafts Law designed to preserve and protect the superior designs and workmanship of our traditional artists. 

 

Jason Baldes

Plains Indian Singer and Consultant

Jason Baldes is a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Land Resource Sciences from Montana State University. Jason's interests have led to work and travel with Indigenous peoples in East Africa, New Zealand, Mexico, Russia and Denmark. Much of his work has been surrounding the restoration of bison to the Wind River Indian Reservation.

 

Jason currently works as a consultant to the Eastern Shoshone Tribal Buffalo Program, Tribal Partnerships Program of the National Wildlife Federation, Montana Conservation Corps and the Wind River Foundation. Jason provides workshops and learning opportunities about Tribal history, water, bison conservation, wildlife and fisheries, and cultural connections with animals through song, story and language. His efforts help people understand the complexities of contemporary issues through an Indigenous lens, bridging cross-cultural gaps, and creating positive relationships with those who wish to understand more about Native American people.

Dr. Megkian Doyle

Consultant

Megkian has been involved in teaching and Native student support programs for 15 yeas.  Her primary role in Native Nexus has been in curriculum design. She is passionate about creating learning experiences for students that open up the world and make understanding the human condition an exciting endeavor. 

 

Her research is centered on characteristics of effective educators of American Indian students and key factors that contribute to Native student success.

 

Kayann Miller

Chef and Caterer

Drawing on her Ho-Chunk heritage, Kayann has a deep appreciation for pre-contact, truly indigenous foods. Her culinary creations are rooted in the ​ingredients and family traditions of the North East and Plains regions traditionally gathered through hunting and foraging as members of a related community. If your group is looking for a wholly unique dining experience, you'll find it here among family.

 

LET'S GET STARTED!

“We're eager to help jumpstart your program, energize your thinking, and inspire your action; let's get started!" 

Shane and Megkian Doyle, Native Nexus Consulting