Darrin N. Old Coyote is the 21st Chairman of the Crow Nation. Ishbilaxe Itche "One who has a Good Drum” is a member of the Piegan clan and a a child of the Ties in a Bundle and Whistling Water.
Darrin Old Coyote became Chairman of the Executive Branch in December 2012. He was first elected Vice-Secretary of the Executive Branch in December 2004 and subsequently reelected in December 2008.
Old Coyote attended Concordia College in Moorehead, Minnesota having completed a bachelors degree in History with a minor in Native American Studies. Upon graduation, he returned home to serve as a language teacher with the Crow Tribe’s Head Start program. In 1997, he moved on to the Lodge Grass schools, where he taught Crow music and dance and also Crow language and history.
In 1998, Old Coyote served as General Manager for the 80th Annual Crow Fair Celebration. In 2000, the Crow Nation Executive Branch appointed Old Coyote as the Director of Culture, where he worked with many Apsáalooke Elders to preserve and perpetuate the Apsáalooke way of life, work he continues to this day. He always advocated for empowerment and leadership for Apsaalooke youth. He is a founding member and drum keeper of the Black Whistle Singers.