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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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Jun
02

100 Year Anniversary Parade and Celebration

8:00am
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Jun
02

Expanding Horizons Summer Academy in Billings

8:00am
Rocky Mountain College
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Jun
03

Noon Deadline for Election Administration to Receive Application for Absentee Ballot for Montana Primary

8:00am
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Latest News

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  • May 6, 2024

Celebrating the Class of 2024: Western Native Voice Hosts Grad Bash

On May 3, Western Native Voice hosted a vibrant event to celebrate the achievements and future of the class of…read more

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  • May 2, 2024

Round Table Discussion: Addressing Voting Barriers for Native Americans in Montana

Bridging the Gap in Civic Participation On April 27, 2024, Western Native Voice took a significant step forward in the…read more

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  • May 2, 2024

Celebrating a Century: The 100th Anniversary of Native American Citizenship with Western Native Voice

A Century Later: Reflecting on Our Path to Recognition and Empowerment A Milestone in History This year, we celebrate the…read more

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  • May 2, 2024

Discover Your Voting Power with Western Native Voice’s Ballot Builder

Introducing Ballot Builder: Your Guide to Empowered Voting We are thrilled to announce the launch of an innovative tool that…read more

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  • May 2, 2024

Deep Roots: How Western Native Voice’s Field Team Engages with Native Communities

Western Native Voice’s field team plays a critical role in empowering and engaging Native communities. This dedicated group of individuals…read more

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  • May 2, 2024

Five Reasons Why Natives Need to Show Up and Vote in the Montana Primary

Montana’s primary elections provide a platform for Native Americans to influence decisions and policies that affect our communities and lands….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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Another great event happening in Billings on June 8-9!

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Western Native Voice is in Bozeman tonight hosting a screening of Sisters Rising with special guest speaker Charlene Sleeper from MMIP Billings LLC. 

Thank you to all who came out to learn more about #MMIP, #MMIW, and our programs. A big shout out to Charlene for an amazing post-film discussion and Q & A. 

#NativesLeadingNations #WesternNativeVoice #moversandshakers

Western Native Voice is in Bozeman tonight hosting a screening of Sisters Rising with special guest speaker Charlene Sleeper from MMIP Billings LLC.

Thank you to all who came out to learn more about #MMIP, #MMIW, and our programs. A big shout out to Charlene for an amazing post-film discussion and Q & A.

#NativesLeadingNations #WesternNativeVoice #moversandshakers
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Hope you enjoy the screening..and the message of the film.

Western Native Voice is in Bozeman tonight hosting a screening of Sisters Rising with special guest speaker Charlene Sleeper from MMIP Billings LLC 

Thank you to all who came out to learn more about #MMIP, #MMIW, and our programs. A big shout out to Charlene for an amazing post-film discussion and Q & A. 

#NativesLeadingNations #WesternNativeVoice #moversandshakers

Western Native Voice is in Bozeman tonight hosting a screening of Sisters Rising with special guest speaker Charlene Sleeper from MMIP Billings LLC

Thank you to all who came out to learn more about #MMIP, #MMIW, and our programs. A big shout out to Charlene for an amazing post-film discussion and Q & A.

#NativesLeadingNations #WesternNativeVoice #moversandshakers
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