February 22, 2024

Commissioner Biography

Wendell W. Yellow Bull

A life-long resident of Oglala Lakota County, Wendell W. Yellow Bull has served as an Oglala Lakota County Commissioner for two years.  Wendell currently serves on the Oglala Lakota County Extension Board and is a supervisor for the Oglala Sioux Tribal Ambulance Services.

Wendell formerly worked with the Oglala Sioux Tribal Department of Public Safety as an Executive Director and Chief of Police. He also served four years with the U.S. Marine Corp from 1979 – 1983.

Wendell holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology, a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, and Associate’s Degrees in General Studies, Criminal Justice, and Social Work. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership and Management.

Wendell has seven children: Wendell III, Jennifer, Misty, Wendy, Ashley, Davis, and Riely.


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