Johnson serves as the Yakama Nation Cultural Resources Program Manager. This program oversees hundreds of archeological projects each year. He is in the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame and enjoys singing with family at powwows throughout the northwest.
He is lead singer of "Yakama" drum. A song from this drum---sang with his sons and grandsons--- is in the beginning of our Yakama Nation Fisheries film "100 years ago and today: Sockeye in Cle Elum."
Johnson is a source in numerous publications including: Return of the Wapato (By Emily Washines and Jerry Peltier) as well as Indigenous rights, water, and development in Washington State: the Skokomish and the Yakamas (co-authored by Stefanie Wickstrom, Rex Wirth, Emily Washines).