Trenton Casillas-Bakeberg

Trenton Casillas-Bakeberg

Panelist

Trenton Casillas-Bakeberg is a 23 year-old youth advocate, radio DJ, music artist and community activist. He lives in Eagle Butte, SD, on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, and is Mnicoujou and Itazipco Lakota. He is a cofounder of the One Mind Youth Movement, a group developed in response to the youth suicide epidemic occurring on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation. He works directly with the youth as a substitute teacher in the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte school system. His goal is to protect the natural environment, while ensuring the language and traditional teachings of the Lakota people are passed on for many more generations to come.