Frank Waln

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Frank Waln

Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota) is an artist and producer from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. After graduating valedictorian at his high school and starting college as a pre-medical student at Creighton University through the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship, he recently graduated from Colombia College Chicago to pursue his dream in music. As a member of the Native American band, Nake Nula Waun, he became the youngest person ever in 2010 to win the Native American Music Award for Best Producer. Waln currently spends much time traveling and performing for his large fan base. As an activist for his people and the land, he is set to perform soon alongside Neil Young and Willie Nelson in a benefit to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. Apart from his many awards and honors, he serves as a mentor to Native youth across the country. He hopes to encourage everyone to follow their passion and pursue their dreams.