White Bison is a facilitator of the Wellbriety Movement, which teaches that culture is key to prevention of chemical dependency and other dysfunctional behaviors, according to the White Bison Web site.
But, he said, no one can change a community directly. He said change begins with individual healing. Once individuals change, he said, families begin to change, and when families begin to change, communities—and eventually nations—begin to change.
He emphasized the role that culture plays in wellbriety, a term defined by White Bison as being sober and well.
“Our culture is prevention,” said Coyhis, noting that being well involves people knowing and living who they are.