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About Kickingbird Associates

About Kickingbird Associates
Since 1984, Kickingbird Associates has offered expert consulting and training services to Indian governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses and local, state and federal governments. We are committed to developing leaders and helping organizations and communities build their capacity for long-term sustainability. Customized services and programs designed to achieve the results you need and want are delivered through individuals and teams of "Associates."

Kirke Kickingbird
A member of the Kiowa Tribe and Kiowa Gourd Clan, Kirke has over 30 years experience in the field of American Indian Law and governance. He has dedicated much of his professional life to educating various publics about the unique relationship between Indians and the U.S. Government and strengthening the capacity of Indian governments to meet the everyday needs of their people while securing their futures. He speaks widely at symposia , conferences and universities. Kirke has worked directly with over 150 tribal governments within the United States and Canada, and has consulted with experts, governmental officials and non-governmental organizations from five continents on matters of indigenous people's rights.

He is admitted to the following bars: Oklahoma State, District of Columbia, and Federal Tax Court. He is Of Counsel with the Washington DC-based law firm of Hobbs, Straus, Dean and Walker whose sole practice is Indian Law. He is based in their Oklahoma City Office.

Lynn Kickingbird
Lynn has worked to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit and governmental organizations for over twenty-eight years. Her training and consulting practice specializes in leadership development, strategic planning and organizational capacity building. She has the ability to help organizations clarify their vision and translate it into strategic plans and programs. An experienced trainer, meeting facilitator and speaker, Lynn is skilled at working with diverse and muticultural community and professional groups. She has an M.Ed. from Virginia Tech. She has been trained in Grove Consultants International's Graphic Visioning process, the Board Self Assessment process for BoardSource, and The Drucker Foundation's Nonprofit Management Self-Assessment Tool. She is the author of many books and articles including: Grant Writing for Results and Growing Effective Boards. In spring 2002 her articles "Marketing Your Mission" and "Building Sustainable Nonprofits through Social Entrepreneurship" appeared in Nonprofit Governance and Management published by the American Bar Association.

Lynn's facilitation skills help to promote vitality and commitment among teams, departments, organizations and institutions. Her clients include youth-serving, education, social service, arts, faith-based organizations, small businesses and national state, tribal and local governments.

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