Walking Shield’s mission is to improve the quality of life for American Indian families by coordinating programs that provide shelter, healthcare, community development support, educational assistance, and humanitarian aid. Working closely with tribal leaders, Walking Shield provides a variety of services to American Indian families.
In 1986, Mr. Phil Stevens, who is of Lakota (Sioux) heritage, founded Walking Shield. From 1986 through his retirement in 2004, Mr. Stevens devoted his full attention to improving the quality of life for our nation’s American Indians. “Walking Shield” is Mr. Stevens’ Lakota name.