August 12, 2022

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Borne the Battle 262: Air Force Veteran D.J. Vanas, Ottawa Tribe, Discovering Your Warrior Spirit

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If there is anyone who knows what it means to be a warrior, it is Air Force Veteran D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas. D.J. Vanas travels around the country speaking at conventions packed with audience members, giving motivational presentations that teach people how to find their unique warrior spirit.

You might be wondering, what exactly is the warrior spirit? Tribal nations, Fortune 500 companies, the military, and even the White House on two occasions have hired Vanas to answer that question. This episode of Borne the Battle offers the opportunity to hear him describe what exactly it means to embody the warrior spirit.
0:00 Intro
0:24 ‘Eagle Bear’
1:40 Ottawa tribe background
4:16 Going in the Military
9:50 Greatest mentor while in service
12:16 Deciding to get out of the Air Force
17:14 Starting his journey for his business
20:17 Writing
25:02 Traveling to different Native American Tribes
26:25 PBS tips/advice
30:05 Warrior Spirit
30:50 Real Warrior vs. film/literature
35:40 Reclaiming the Warrior Spirit
38:30 Cost to the tribe and building your ‘own’ tribe
42:46 Fulfilling the needs in the Veteran ‘tribe’
51:35 Outro

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