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Always Been Warriors




Eugene Standingcloud speaks about how Native communities honor and appreciate the service of veterans.

Growing through Service

Growing through Service

Marine veteran Roger Allen Higby shares how military service can help you grow up, become more responsibile and take care of yourself.


Earn Respect by Giving It

Earn Respect by Giving It

Sharlan Diver talks about his time in the U.S. Army, and how he was the youngest of six brothers who all served in the military.


Place of Honor

Place of Honor

Shearld Hanks experienced both criticism and honor for his time serving in the Military during the Vietnam War era.


Never Forget You are Indian

Never Forget You are Indian

Travis Zimmerman shares how his service was part of a family tradition of being a warrior.


Connecting with Nature

Connecting with Nature

Verna Littlewolf speaks proudly of her service, and also how going out in nature helped her combat isolation and loneliness.


Warriors Fight for Country

Warriors Fight for Country

John Atkinson speaks about serving in the U.S. Army, and how commanding officers expected more from him, given his Native background.


Drill Instructors Keep Pushing

Drill Instructors Keep Pushing

Robert Earl Fairbanks shares how he kept pushing himself, during and after his marine service.


One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

Eugene StandingCloud shares how serving in the Marines gave him discipline, as well as higher expectations for himself and others.


Family Tradition of Protection

Family Tradition of Protection

Navy veteran Joseph Day speaks about his deep connection to the land, and his duty to protect it.


Learning Discipline

Learning Discipline

Joseph Day talks about how his service experience helped him develop discipline in all aspects of his life.


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