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Our Mission

We inspire Native leadership so our communities flourish.

We strive to protect the rights of Native American tribes and individuals through leadership development, education, advocacy, and civic engagement to promote social, racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice to preserve our land, culture, and way of life for future generations.


Our programs provide a front seat to progress.

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Our education program reaches high schools, colleges, tribal organizations, other non-profit organizations.

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Our civic engagement program emphasizes the need for everyone to fulfill their civic duty at all levels, from school boards to county and statewide positions.

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Lead

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We use a culturally relevant community organizing model to train emerging leaders and engage our members.

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Advocate

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We ensure the Native voice is part of public policy, from creation to implementation.

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Upcoming Events

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Jul
23

Free Bingo Night in Wolf Point

6:00pm
Silver Wolf Casino
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Jul
25

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Movie Night Hosted by Western Native Voice’s Expanding Horizons

6:00pm
Babcock Theatre
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Jul
26

Milk River Indian Days – Fort Belknap, MT

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Latest News

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WNV News
  • Jun 27, 2024

Expanding Horizons’ Summer Academy Brings College Experience to Montana’s Native Youth

BILLINGS, Mont.—Held at Rocky Mountain College, Western Native Voice’s Expanding Horizons Youth Summer Academy provided 40 Native students from across…read more

WNV News
  • Jun 27, 2024

Native American Voters Leave Their Mark on Montana Primary

MONTANA—In the Treasure State’s recent primary elections, a pronounced surge in turnout among Native American voters underscored the increasingly pivotal…read more

WNV News
  • Jun 26, 2024

“Smoke Signals” Screening Fosters Community Engagement in Billings

BILLINGS, Mont.—In a powerful demonstration of cultural celebration and community empowerment, Western Native Voice (WNV), a Native-led organization, took a…read more

WNV News
  • Jun 26, 2024

A Century of Citizenship: Reflecting on the Path Forward for Native American Rights

BILLINGS, Mont.—On June 2, 2024, Western Native Voice orchestrated a historic first in downtown Billings—a parade celebrating the 100-year anniversary…read more

Community Spotlight
  • Jun 20, 2024

Dion Stump: Rising Above Adversity—A Journey of Resilience and Leadership

This month we visited with Dion Stump, an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe. Dion is a dedicated advocate…read more

WNV News
  • Jun 12, 2024

Western Native Voice Elevates Civic Engagement with Billboard Initiative on Montana Tribal Nations

In an inspired effort to invigorate civic participation, Western Native Voice (WNV) has launched a new billboard campaign across several…read more

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“Empowerment begins with engagement; by championing the voices of Native communities, we pave the path towards a world where equality reigns, opportunities abound, and every individual thrives without barriers.”

Ronnie Jo Horse, Executive Director

“Supporting all our veterans and ensuring we have the services we need is important to me.”

Renata Lindo, Potawatomi

Voting FAQs

Be in the know at the polls.

Who can vote?
  • Felons CAN vote (unless current incarcerated)
  • You CAN vote if you are in a pre-release center
  • You MAY be able to vote if you are in a tribal jail
  • You CAN vote with a tribal ID
  • You CAN vote if you are homeless
  • You CAN vote if you cannot read or write
  • You CAN vote if you are serving in the military overseas
  • You CAN vote if you are away for college
  • You CAN vote if you are in a medical center

What are the requirements for voting in Montana?

  • Be registered as required by law
  • Be 18 years old or older on or before the next election
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have lived in Montana for at least 30 days

How do I register?

You can register to vote in Montana by visiting the Secretary of State website.

Can I vote from home?

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. However, you need to fill out an Application for Absentee Ballot.

  • You can research candidates while filling out your ballot
  • You have 25 days to return their ballot
  • You can vote from the comfort of your home

How can I find out if I’m registered to vote?

You can use the ‘My Voter Page‘ on the Secretary of State’s website. Use this service to check:

  • If you are registered to vote
  • Your voter registration address
  • Location and directions to your polling place*
  • If you are on the list to have ballots mailed to you
  • The status of your mailed ballot*
  • A sample ballot*

Fill out a voter registration form if your name or address information has changed and has not yet been updated with the county election office.

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Last Friday, Western Native Voices Executive Director, Ronnie Jo Horse, presented Empowering Indigenous Voices: Reimagine Civic Engagement in Native American Communities at TEDxBillings! 

2024 is a big year and Natives communities will decide the future of Montana. Help us make sure theres #NoVoteLeftBehind and register to vote at https://westernnativevoice.org/resources/voter-registration/

#WesternNativeVoice #TEDTalk #NoVoteLeftBehind #NativesLeadingNations #moversandshakers

Last Friday, Western Native Voice's Executive Director, Ronnie Jo Horse, presented "Empowering Indigenous Voices: Reimagine Civic Engagement in Native American Communities" at TEDxBillings!

2024 is a big year and Natives communities will decide the future of Montana. Help us make sure there's #NoVoteLeftBehind and register to vote at westernnativevoice.org/resources/voter-registration/

#WesternNativeVoice #TEDTalk #NoVoteLeftBehind #NativesLeadingNations #moversandshakers
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Help Western Native Voice make sure there's #NoVoteLeftBehind and register to vote at westernnativevoice.org/resources/voter-registration/

Way to go, Ronnie!!!

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Your voice is powerful. Join Western Native Voice and help us advocate for our communities across Montana. From grassroots organizing to policy advocacy, our members are at the forefront of positive change. 

Visit westernnativevoice.org/get-involved/become-a-member/ to join now and make your voice heard.

#WesternNativeVoice #NativesLeadingNations #moversandshakers

Your voice is powerful. Join Western Native Voice and help us advocate for our communities across Montana. From grassroots organizing to policy advocacy, our members are at the forefront of positive change.

Visit westernnativevoice.org/get-involved/become-a-member/ to join now and make your voice heard.

#WesternNativeVoice #NativesLeadingNations #moversandshakers
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