"Education is your most powerful weapon. With education you are the white man's equal; without education you are his victim." Chief Plenty Coups
Urban is the founder of Bear Don’t Walk Capital Management - the company he created with the sole purpose to assist Tribal Groups in their goal of self-sufficiency. Over the last 20 years, Urban has dedicated his professional life to finding the answer to the question: “How can Tribal Groups create and maintain long-term financial wealth in perpetuity?”
Studying business and investment luminaries such as Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phillip Fisher, David Swensen, John Maynard Keynes, and John Bogle has given Urban tremendous insight into the fundamentals of creating and maintaining generational wealth.
Urban’s life work is helping Tribes create and maintain a portfolio of superior businesses and investments that will produce enough long-term capital appreciation and earnings to: maintain and run the Tribal government, protect and increase the Tribe’s land base, and create a higher standard of living for Tribal communities and their members.
Mr. Bear Don’t Walk is a member of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation as well as a descendant of the Confederated Tribes of the Salish and Kootenai. His traditional name is Cha-Da Awa-Xam Da-gush or Mountain Wolf, recognizing both the Wolf Mountains in Montana where his ancestors fasted and prayed, and “the wolves” whose designation was to guide and protect the Tribe and its members.
Urban’s great-great grandfather was an Apsáalooke (Crow) Indian born in the 1850s named Bull-All-The-Time. In the 1870s he was on what today would be called a “vision quest,” praying and fasting in the Bighorn Mountains, when he was visited by an old crippled bear. In honor of that bear he named his next son Bear Don’t Walk which eventually became his family's last name.