Flathead Beacon: Montana’s Champion for Change

Vance Home Gun was selected for the inaugural class of Champions for Change along with four other young leaders. In early March, he flew to Washington where he was honored at the National Congress of American Indians’ conference and other events, including a gathering with President Barack Obama.

Home Gun and his fellow “Champions” also became the founding members of a new advisory council that will work on addressing needs and issues among native youth.

“Extraordinary young folks like Vance who are willing to get involved are the future leaders of Indian Country, our state and our nation,” said Montana Sen. Jon Tester, who was one of the senators who hosted the Champions for Change.