White House Honors A ‘Champion of Change’

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown August 26th, 2014 Last Updated on: August 14th, 2016

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, the White House will honor “Champions of Change,” veterans and their families who are doing extraordinary work across the country as leaders in entrepreneurship. These Champions have distinguished themselves by continuing to serve their country through their successful small businesses and non-profits that create jobs, spur economic growth, and help their communities.

White House Honors A 'Champion of Change'

White House Honors A 'Champion of Change'

White House Honors A 'Champion of Change'

One of these Champions of Change is Mitchelene BigMan from Pueblo, CO. Mitchelene BigMan is the President and Founder of Native American Women Warriors Organization (NAWW), the first ever recognized all Native American Women Color Guard. The purpose of NAWW is to bring recognition to all women veterans, especially those of Native American descent, and their contribution to the military. Mitchelene was awarded the Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) for her efforts in being a voice for Native American Women Veterans.

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Congratulations Michelene and thank you for all that you do to care for our veterans!

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Lanny James

Mitchelene BigMan you make us proud

Angus Junior McAdam

The PowWow is there for new friends have fun and no drags Im a singer to and I love are way.If you never bind there go to one and see for your self.


Stunning. Loving this article. Blessings to all native women.


Congrats on getting the Honors from the White House.

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