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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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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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Mar
22

Western Native Voice’s No Vote Left Behind 2024 Annual Membership Conference

9:00am
Holiday Inn Great Falls-Convention Center
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Mar
23

Western Native Voice’s No Vote Left Behind 2024 Annual Membership Conference

8:00am
Holiday Inn Great Falls-Convention Center
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Mar
25

Expanding Horizons Beyond Survival Youth Conference with Keynote Speaker Chris Romulo & Special Guest Rebekah Jarvey

8:00am
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Latest News

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Community Spotlight
  • Feb 13, 2024

Kola Bad Bear

Embracing the uncomfortable and falling in love with the process along the way.  This month we visited with Kola Bad…read more

Community Spotlight
  • Jan 2, 2024

Jacob Brien

Preserving culture and language through passion and resilience. This month we visited with Jacob Brien, an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe. Jacob is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sociology at Rocky Mountain College.

Community Spotlight
  • Nov 7, 2023

Myltin Bighorn

Celebrating heritage on the field.
This month we visited with Myltin Bighorn, an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribe. Myltin is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Sport Management at KU.

Community Spotlight
  • Sep 7, 2023

Neveah Killsnight

This month we visited with 18-year-old Neveah Killsnight, an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. Neveah is heading into her first year of college at the University of Montana, a celebrated violist, and the Summer 2023 Intern at Western Native Voice.

Community Spotlight
  • Jul 18, 2023

Jodi Hunter

A lifetime of community activism.   This month we visited with Jodi Hunter, an enrolled member of the The Confederated Salish…read more

Community Spotlight
  • May 23, 2023

Alyssa Toce-Blount

Learning how to be comfortable, being uncomfortable.  This month we visited with18 year-old Alyssa Toce-Blount, an enrolled member of the…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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What are some important words or sayings in your Native language that mean a lot to you, and why? Comment below! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ma'at, because it means balance and truth simultaneously. Demonstrating the inseparable nature of both concepts.

oh'ola = Respect , W'ophila =giving thanks These are my guides each day , demonstrate respect and always give thanks for all that is around me.

Abuela a lady whose soft hands gave so much love Mija - my daughter, my dearest one like a daughter Tacos 😊 Mommacita, Momma, Tia. Pet names for us older women meaning respect. De Nada - the closest I can translate is --} taint nothing or weren't no big deal. Of Nothing so what people say when you thank them. They spent an hour making dinner just for you but it was not an inconvenience.

"Fall 7 times, stand up 8."

Western Native Voice is proud to present this year's Expanding Horizons's Youth Conference's keynote speaker, Chris Romulo! Chris is a former pro Muay Thai boxer and Youth Empowerment Specialist. Get ready for some serious inspiration as Chris shares his personal journey and mindfulness workshops. This is a chance for Montana's youth in grades 8-12 to experience a safe place for personal growth, inspiration, and empowerment! The conference is on March 25-26, 2024, in Bozeman, MT. Room and food are provided at no cost. Spots are limited! Don't wait too long to grab yours!
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#WesternNativeVoice #champup #ExpandingHorizons #youthdevelopment #youthconference #NativesLeadingNations #moversandshakers #novoteleftbehind #youthleadership
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Spots are limited! Don't wait too long to grab yours! Go to tinyurl.com/h283ac6f

Can't wait to show everyone what it means to F7/S8! #champup

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