Charles is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and has a passion to teach others about Native American ways. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Indian Education Association and travels to reservations and Native communities to meet with tribal leaders regarding the challenges facing Native people in the 21st Century.
Charles has a strong awareness for the importance of cultural identity within various people groups. He has played professional basketball in Europe and traveled extensively while living there. He has also spent time in Jamaica, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Canada. He grew up in Texas and Oklahoma and has worked a variety of jobs, including as a wrangler on a horse ranch, rodeo cowboy, sales, real estate, retail, marketing, public relations, song writer, tour manager, booking agent, poet, public speaker, missionary, painter, preacher, teacher, coach, and more. Charles has worked with various country singers including Glen Campbell, Steve Wariner, Bryan White and South 65.
Currently, Charles and his wife, Siouxsan, share Native American cultural presentations in schools, corporate events, camps and churches. They have seven children and reside in Franklin, Tennessee.
Charles is a Northern Traditional powwow dancer and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Empty Hands Fellowship (multi-racial, socio-economically diverse fellowship of men serving the community of Franklin, Tennessee), and Board of Directors for O’More College of Design.
Charles is the author of The Silent Voice of Creation and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations and History.
Siouxsan Bullshields Robinson
Siouxsan was born on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and raised on the Stand Off Reserve in Alberta, Canada. She has a certificate in Aboriginal Criminal Justice from the Native Education Center in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is currently attending Middle Tennessee State University where she is studying Pre-Law with a minor in Psychology. Siouxsan will continue onto Law School, as she desires to represent Native American people who, for too long, have had a silent voice in mainstream society.
Siouxsan has a special interest in the Cause and Effects of Residential Schools and their impact on First Nations people throughout North America. She also has a passion for people who have been abused: sexual, physical, emotional and mental. She councils with others, particularly girls and women, to offer hope in overcoming abuse in their lives.
Siouxsan is a champion Powwow Dancer. She dances Women’s Buckskin, Fancy Shawl, and Jingle Dress. She spends her “free” time teaching others how to dance powwow and making regalia for herself and others. Siouxsan is married to Charles Robinson and they have seven children.