Coyhis of White Bison wins $100K Purpose Prize

Don Coyhis, the founder of the White Bison wellness and sobriety group, was announced as a winner of the $100,000 Purpose Prize.

Coyhis, 66, is a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Band of Mohican Indian of Wisconsin. He founded White Bison in 1988 to help American Indians and Alaska Natives overcome addiction.

“This funding will accelerate the healing — matching tradition and technology will create a powerful force. I’m pretty pumped,” Coyhis told The Colorado Springs Gazette

The Purpose Prize recognizes people 60 or older who tackle social issues.

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