Our Vision

Working closely with tribal leaders, Walking Shield provides a variety of services to American Indian families. In 1986, Mr. Phil Stevens, who is of Lakota (Sioux) heritage, founded Walking Shield. From 1986 through his retirement in 2004, Mr. Stevens devoted his full attention to improving the quality of life for our nation’s American Indians. “Walking Shield” is Mr. Stevens’ Lakota name.

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Our Mission

Walking Shield’s mission is to improve the quality of life for American Indian families by coordinating programs that provide shelter, healthcare, community development support, educational assistance and humanitarian aid.

8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament


YOU are invited to participate in the Walking Shield, Inc. 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The proceeds will assist American Indian college students with the rising cost of college tuition and college related expenses. These funds make it possible for them to achieve their dream of a college degree.

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The Staff

John Castillo, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Lynda Estrella, M.A.

Education Support Program Manager

Marvin Thurman

Operation Walking Shield Manager

Gary Doll

Onsite Program Manager

Your Donations Are Appreciated

Make a positive difference on improving the quality of life for impoverished American Indians throughout the United States. Make a difference in the lives of the most underprivileged children and give them hope towards a positive future. Sincere thanks for partnering with us as we strive to overcome the constraints of poverty within our Native American communities.

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Road Map


Walking Shield, Inc.

3100 Airway Avenue Suite 118

Costa Mesa, California 92626

United States

Contact Number

Phone: (657) 900-2197

Fax: (657) 900-2196

Email Address