Phyllis Young is a tribal elder and co-founder of Women of All Red Nations in 1978. She has been actively involved for 15 years on the Board of Trustees for the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. and served one term as Chair of the Board. She is a former Council Member for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Her community organizing skills were integral to her successful coordination of the Oceti Sakowin Camp (#nodapl protests) and she has been a major leader in the international Indigenous rights movement at the United Nations. In 2018 Young was awarded the inaugural MIT Oceti Sakowin Fellows for Tribal Community Innovation.