NDN Collective is the most ambitious, systemic effort to empower Indigenous communities in the history of philanthropy.
Tom Swift Bird (He/Him), IT Director, is Oglala Lakota whose family is from Wolf Creek on the Pine Ridge reservation. Tom has 11 years of experience in the IT industry, working for numerous organizations in the Black Hills, Pine Ridge reservation, and Nebraska panhandle. He has a bachelor’s degree in IT from Oglala Lakota College, and has been accepted to the Black Hills State University Masters of Sustainability program. His artwork and original music have been displayed in various museum exhibits by The Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies. Tom was the 2013 winner of the Tribal College Journal writing contest in memoir and poetry.