Jordan Bighorn on "The Whereabouts of Being"

Born in Seattle, WA in 1978, Jordan is of Lakota heritage, hailing from Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux and Standing Rock Sioux communities. In 1991, his family moved to Duncan B.C. where he attended Maxwell International Bahá’í School. In 1997, they moved back to the US where he attended Whitman College, graduating in 2002 with a degree in Sociology. After moving back to Seattle for work, Jordan had a life-engaging experience that shifted much of his focus and energy, leading him to his present-day activities. In 2004, while presenting at the Association for Bahá’í Studies conference in Calgary, a young woman approached him with an offer to collaborate on a music project. It was in Winnipeg that Jordan was presented a life path that would take him throughout the Province, into the homes and lives of many families and individuals, and strike up relationships with all levels of government, agency, and institution

With his first job, he invested himself entirely at Southeast Collegiate, where the First Nations youth there made a massive impact on his life through the vibrant relationships of trust, hope, and resiliency. During his time at Southeast, a youth movement began that became the Mino Bimaadiziwin Program. Presently Jordan serves as the Program Manager for Pathways to Education, a student support program that accompanies youth on their journey to graduation. He is an active member of the Winnipeg Bahá’í community and cherishes the opportunities to work for the betterment of his community, or wherever he finds himself. He is an avid volleyball player and recently coached a team for Manitoba at the North American Indigenous Games.