A deep commitment to the education of young Native Americans

Silas C. Wolf was born in 1949 in Los Angeles, though he's lived in Oklahoma since the age of two. He graduated from Norman High School in 1967, earned a bachelor's degree in zoology and minored in chemistry at the University of Oklahoma in 1971, then earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1975.

Following graduation, Silas entered the partnership of the Henson and Wolf Law Firm in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Two years later, he formed the partnership of Wolf and Wolf in Norman with his father, Silas Wolf, Sr. The firm handled important product liability cases in state, federal and tribal courts.

In 2007, he closed his practice, deciding to follow his dream of being an educator. Silas serves as a tutor in the Norman Public Schools Indian Education Program, continuing to focus on tutoring young Native Americans in his position as a college and career assistant and often presenting lectures to Oklahoma history classes on tribal sovereignty. He's also the coach and sponsor of several academic bowl teams sponsored by the Norman Public Schools Indian Education Program.

In addition to serving as an educator, Silas is a member of the Oklahoma Council for Indian Education, the Native American Student Advocacy Institute and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. He also holds a sixth degree black belt and is a master instructor with the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association, where he currently serves on the board of directors. With nearly 40 years teaching experience, he also operates the Ching Yi Kung Fu Academy associated with Norman Parks and Recreation.