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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

Expanding Horizons Summer Academy in Billings

8:00am
Rocky Mountain College
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Jun
13

Red Bottom Celebration – Frazer, MT

8:00am
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Jun
15

WNV Presents FREE BINGO Night in Ronan

6:30pm
The Red Poppy Center
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Latest News

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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

WNV News
  • Jun 12, 2024

Community Feed in Lame Deer Strengthens Voter Engagement and Membership for Western Native Voice

LAME DEER, MT — In a vibrant fusion of cultural celebration and civic engagement, Western Native Voice (WNV), a Native-led…read more

WNV News
  • Jun 12, 2024

Documentary Screening in Bozeman Highlights the Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons

BOZEMAN, MT — Western Native Voice recently hosted a screening of the documentary “Sisters Rising” in Bozeman, Montana, spotlighting the…read more

WNV News
  • Jun 12, 2024

Bingo Nights Spark Community and Civic Engagement in Montana’s Native Communities

On the evenings of May 21 in Lame Deer, May 23 in Fort Belknap, and May 30 in Crow Agency,…read more

WNV News
  • Jun 10, 2024

In Poplar, Montana, a Round Dance Strengthens Community Bonds

Poplar, Montana — On the evening of May 17th, 2024, the rhythmic beats of drums echoed through the Greet the…read more

WNV News
  • Jun 10, 2024

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Volleyball and Community Spirit

Western Native Voice Serves With A Heartfelt Mother’s Day Volleyball Celebration at MSUB Billings, Montana — On May 12th, 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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📣Western Native Voice members will have early access to tickets on June 15th. Watch your email for details.
Become a member here: westernnativevoice.org/join
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