BIOGRAPHY Phillip Whiteman, Jr. Phillip Whiteman, Jr., a Nationally-known Cultural Consultant, Presenter, Storyteller, Horse-trainer, Champion Grass Dancer, and Rodeo Saddle bronc Champion is a Northern Cheyenne from Lame Deer, Montana. His father a Chief of the Northern Cheyenne Council of 44 and his mother the late Florence Whiteman was a Cheyenne Warrior Woman of the Elk Scraper Society. Phillip belongs to the Kit Fox Warrior Society and Omaha Dancing Society. He believes strongly in his spiritual ways and he tries to incorporate it into every aspect of his life. Phillip's personal and professional objective is to promote cultural integrity throughout Indian country and the world. Phillip's reputation as a Cultural Consultant and Presenter has grown rapidly. His presentations include traditional story-telling and songs that share a powerful and inspirational message of hope. Recently, Phillip has released his first CD 'Spirit Seeker' - Stories and Songs for the Spirit, which has received National attention. 'I believe stories and songs are food for the soul reinterpreted through many different languages and for all ages. Stories of truth or of the trickster are used to teach us life lessons and are designed to stimulate thought and the imagination. I believe in the importance of preserving and passing stories down to future generations this is why I share these stories and songs with you.' Phillip has been a familiar face in the powwow arena and 'winners circle' since he was a small boy. He dances the 'Old Style' grass dance. His dancing career has taken him from the powwow arena, to the Broadway stage in New York City, Wild West Shows, President Clinton and Senator Campbell's Inaugurations, and countries throughout Europe. He is a 2-time World Champion Saddle bronc rider and 19-time Indian National finals Qualifier. He is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Most notable was his selection to represent Pro Rodeo on a European Tour. As a Horseman, Phillip founded the Phillip Whiteman, Jr., 'Medicine Wheel Model to Natural Horsemanship' Clinic, where he uses a cultural concept to address the dimensions of the horse and how it can help us in all areas; emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally. Phillip has been featured in the Western Horseman Magazine, Pro Rodeo Sports News, Billings Gazette, and many other newspapers. He has been featured on ABC's Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer and interviewed for 'On the Road Again' Radio Show and National Native News. He was inducted into the All Indian Hall of Fame in Anadarko, OK and featured in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Quebec, Canada. Most recently, Phillip was selected as a recipient of the First Peoples Fund, Cultural Capital Fellowship which promotes creative community-centered artists; and nurtures the collective spirit that allows them to sustain their people.
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