Marlin Medicine Horse

Professional Mentor “Relative”, Oglala Lakota Nation

Tokahe Inyanka (Marlin Medicine Horse) descends from the Northern Arapaho people as well as the Lakota people. He lives with his family in Manderson, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Marlin comes from the Kiyuksa band of the Oglala Lakota people. Every day he strives to live as a Lakota to keep his culture and language alive in hopes to pass that down to the future generations. While living amongst his people he provides help by singing at traditional events throughout the year. He also dedicates his time to teaching the youth the songs and teachings that come with it.

Mr. Medicine Horse is also a mentor for cultural youth camps through the Knife Chief Buffalo Nation Organization and the Tasunke Wakan Okolakiciye. These two groups share a common goal of keeping the Lakota culture and language alive and thriving.

Marlin previously worked at Wounded Knee District School as a Special Education Paraprofessional. He gained experience working with grades that ranged from kindergarten through eighth grade. With his with experience and knowledge he earned while working with the students, he strives to be a positive male role model every day to the youth among the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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