Awakening the Warrior Application
Western Native Voice will be providing educational classes for high school students to attend in person the "Awakening the Warrior" leadership experience beginning November 10, 2021. This program will encourage students to find their identity and purpose in life while refining their vision for a better future.  

Students will hear from a variety of speakers on topics such as leadership skills, native history, colonization, prophecy, cultural identity and vision. There will be arts and crafts and other hands on activities designed to foster growth and create a more defined vision for their future. Students will leave with a better understanding of who they are, where they came from and where they are going.

Classes will be held every night with dinner served at 5:30pm. Classes begin at 6 pm and go until 8:30 pm starting November 10th and will end November 13th, 2021. Classes will be held at the facility:

Divine Changing Hands
1550 E. McKellips Rd, Suite 101
Mesa AZ. 85203

Permission slip must be signed by parent/guardian in order for the student to participate in the sweat lodge.

There will be prize drawings nightly and an award ceremony will be held at the end of the program.

- Open to all high school students grade 9th - 12th.
- If chosen, must have a ride to and from the facility.

Applicants will be required to provide:
- A copy of their high school report card. (Scan and email to
- In 300 words or less, a brief essay of your vision for your future. (Fill in Box Below)
- A signed permission form from the participants parent/guardian. (Print, scan and email to

• Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• Selection will be based upon grades and essay.
• Applications will be reviewed by WNV Staff.

Applications must be completed online.
Deadline to apply is 4pm MST, November 9th, 2021.
Winners will begin to be notified on November 9th.

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to:

Western Native Voice
Attn: Abdel Russell
P.O. Box 1018
Billings, MT 59103

For further information or questions, call 1-800-636-6680 or 406-869-1938, between 8 am and 5 pm.
Monday through Friday, or e-mail us at

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Email *
Last name *
First name *
Mailing Address *
City *
State *
Zip *
Phone Number *
 What  federally recognized tribe are you associated with, or enrolled? *
 What high school are you currently enrolled in? *
What grade are you in? *
 Do you plan on going to college, trade school or technical school?  Where? *
In 300 words or less, tell us where you see yourself in 5 years from now? What is your vision? *
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