Nathan Phillips Wiki, Age, Wife, Biography, Family, Trivia, Kids & More


Nathan Phillips (born February 22, 1954) is a Native American Activist and War Veteran from Lincoln, Nebraska. He is famous for being the Omaha people elder, and supporter of Native American. Furthermore, the 64-year-old activist leads a yearly celebration in their honor at Arlington National Cemetery.

Phillips remained the former Director of the Native Youth Alliance. It is an organization that serves to secure that traditional culture and spiritual methods for the future generations of Native Americans.

Moreover, on January 18, 2019, videos filmed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, USA. The video showed that Nathan harassed by a group of 50 to 60 high school boys.

The students were attending the annual March for Life. They were from Covington Catholic High School (CovCath), who traveled from Kentucky to visit the anti-abortion March for Life. In addition, Philips walked towards them and began to chant the AIM Song (a traditional Native American inter-tribal powwow song).

Later, a black-haired student (junior at Covington Catholic High School) stood inches away from Philipps’ face. In fact, other students did “Tomahawk chops” and danced. They also wore red “Make America Great Again” caps in order to taunt Nathan.

Shortly after the video went viral, CovCath’s communications director released a statement. He/She regretted that the incident took place. Later, on January 19, 2019, the black-haired student released a statement stating that the students were confronted by 4 members of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement.

He also said that Phillips tried to provoke them. They never sang “build the wall” or used any racist language or gestures according to him. However, Phillips told that he heard them saying “Build that wall! Build that wall!”.

The activist also said that he was trying to defuse a dispute between the group of students and a small group of Black Hebrew Israelites.


Profile, Parents & Before Fame

This Social Activist was born on the 22nd of February 1954 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Hence, Nathan Phillips’ age is 64 years old, as of 2018. He was raised by his mother in a traditional Omaha Nation tribal home in Nebraska.

Furthermore, at the age of 5, the activist brought up by a white family in Washington, D.C. In his early career days, Phillips joined the Marine Corps. He served in the Vietnam War as a ‘Recon Ranger’ and Infantryman.


Personal Life, Spouse & Children

Moreover, Nathan also served in the U.S. military from 1972 to 1976. The activist married to his wife named Shoshana Beth Phillips. They also shared two children Zakiah and Alethea together.

Full Birth Name Nathan Alan Phillips.
Nick name Nathan.
Profession Activist and War Veteran.
Age (As of 2018) 64 years old
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday February 22, 1954.
Birthplace/Hometown Lincoln, Nebraska.
Nationality Native American.
Famous For Being the Omaha people elder, and supporter of Native American.
Awards Will Update.
Star Sign (Zodiac Sign) Pisces.
Ethnicity Native American.
Religion Will update.
Current Residence Washington, D.C., USA.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall) Feet & Inches: 5′ 8″.
Centimeters: 173 cm.
Meters: 1.73 m.
Weight Kilograms: 71 Kg.
Pounds: 156 lbs.
Biceps Size 12 inches.
Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips) 38-28-34.
Shoe Size (US) 8.
Tattoos details? Will update.
Eye Color Dark Brown.
Hair Color Dark Brown.
Parents Father: Name not known.
Siblings None.
Relatives Grandfather:
Personal Life Relationship
Marital Status Widower.
Dating History? Not available.
Girlfriend None.
Wife/Spouse Name Shoshana Beth Phillips.
Children Zakiah and Alethea.
Highest Qualification Graduate.
School High School.
Alma Mater Not found.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite Celebrities Actor: Robert De Niro.
Actress: Meryl Streep.
Dream Holiday Destination Paris.
Favorite Color White.
Love to do Reading.
Favorite Dishes Italian Cuisine.
Net worth (Approx.) $750,000 US Dollars (As of 2018).
Earnings per month Under review.
Contact Details
Office Address Will Update.
Home Details Not Known
Mobile or Phone Number Will Update.
Email Address NA.
Official Website None.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Nathan Phillips

  • His real full birth name is Nathan Alan Phillips. The activist is also known by the name Nathaniel Alan Phillips.
  • Nathan led the Standing Rock protests in 2016 and 2017 against the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota.
  • Furthermore, in 2015 a group of students from Eastern Michigan University allegedly harassed him.
  • The 64-year-old activist also appeared in award-winning 2013 documentary film titled “Between Earth and Sky” with his spouse.

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  • Unfortunately, she diagnosed with bone-marrow cancer. Later, Shoshana died in 2014.
  • In 2012, Phillips and his son appeared in the music video for “Make It Bun Dem”.
  • It is a song by Skrillex and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marle.



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