"CommUNITY: Returning Home through Togetherness" Virtual Panel

"What Does It Mean to Be a Warrior"

Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Returning Home Through Togetherness, What Does it Mean to Be a Warrior

Virtual Panel | Thursday, November 11th | 6:00 PM CT

Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month 2021

Native Americans and Alaska Natives continue to serve in the armed forces at a higher ratio per their demographic. According to the Department of Defense, out of 1.2 million men and women on active duty in the US military today, more than 23,000 of them are Native American and Alaska Native.1 Native Americans and Alaska Natives are one of the most consistent demographics that risk their lives for a government that tried to eradicate them. On November 11, 2021, at 6 PM CT join us on Zoom and Facebook Live for a virtual panel titled, “Returning Home Through Togetherness: What Does It Mean to Be a Warrior.” Native veterans of warrior societies talk about their roles and responsibilities as providers and defenders of their tribe, community, and culture.

Magazine, Smithsonian. “Native Americans Have Always Answered the Call to Serve: National VFW Day 2020.” Smithsonian.com. Smithsonian Institution, September 29, 2020. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-indian/2020/09/29/national-vfw-day/

Walt Pourier

Vice Chair

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.