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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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Apr
19

Kyiyo PowWow

6:00pm
University of Montana
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May
05

National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples’ Day

8:00am
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May
06

Close of Regular Voter Registration for Montana Primary

8:00am
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Latest News

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  • Apr 1, 2024

Western Native Voice Celebrates Landmark Victory in Voting Rights Lawsuit

Western Native Voice Celebrates Landmark Victory in Voting Rights Lawsuit In a historic decision, the Montana Supreme Court ruled in…read more

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  • Apr 1, 2024

Western Native Voice in Washington: Ensuring Native Voices Are Heard

Advocating for Indigenous Representation in the Nation’s Capital In the bustling corridors of Washington, D.C., the team from Western Native…read more

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  • Apr 1, 2024

Western Native Voice’s Expanding Horizons Beyond Survival Youth Conference: Empowering the Next Generation

Inspiring Dreams, Building Confidence, and Shaping Futures Western Native Voice recently hosted the Expanding Horizons Beyond Survival Youth Conference, a…read more

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  • Apr 1, 2024

Western Native Voice’s No Vote Left Behind 2024 Membership Conference: Building Native Power in 2024

Uniting Communities, Driving Change, and Amplifying Native voice’s In a stirring display of unity and determination, Western Native Voice recently…read more

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  • Mar 30, 2024

Western Native Voice’s Open Houses: Fostering Community Engagement and Election Preparedness in Billings and Great Falls

Members get A Closer Look at WNV’s Initiatives and Election Strategies Western Native Voice (WNV) recently opened its doors in…read more

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  • Mar 29, 2024

Western Native Voice Launches Groundbreaking App to Mobilize Native Vote in Montana

GIS-powered app revolutionizes Native voter engagement and rural infrastructure in Montana Western Native Voice (WNV) is at the forefront of…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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🌟 Today is Micro Volunteer Day! 🌟

Its amazing what a small act of kindness can do. Today, Western Native Voice celebrates the power of tiny efforts to make a big impact. 

Heres some quick ways you can get involved! 

❤️Spread the Word: Share Western Native Voices posts on your social media platforms. By spreading the word, you help raise awareness about our important work and reach more people who care about our communities.

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It's amazing what a small act of kindness can do. ToWestern Native VoiceVoice celebrates the power of tiny efforts to make a big impact.

Here's some quick ways you can get involved!

❤️Spread the Word: Share Western Native Voice's posts on your social media platforms. By spreading the word, you help raise awareness about our important work and reach more people who care about our communities.

💛Connect with Others: Take a few minutes to reach out to friends, family, and colleagues, sharing about Western Native Voice's mission and the positive impact we're making together. Your personal connection might inspire others to join in and support this cause.

💙Empowerment Reminder: Take five minutes to remind your loved ones about the importance of being active members of our community. Encourage them to explore ways they can contribute to positive change, whether it's through volunteering, supporting local initiatives, or simply being informed citizens.

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Interested in making a lasting impact? Volunteer with us by signing up at westernnativevoice.org/get-involved/volunteer/

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