Justin Bauswell is proud of his Cherokee heritage and grateful for how Walmart has continually supported him and the Native American community.
As a student at Haskell Indian Nations University, he was chosen to participate in mock job interviews with Walmart to build his professional interviewing skills. Later, after becoming a manager at Walmart, he paid it forward by interviewing students in the same program to help develop their skills.
Justin is also an American Indian College Fund scholar. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have been proud to support and partner with the American Indian College Fund for many years to support investment in American Indian education and the community. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Science and has ambitions to have a role in sustainability at Walmart one day.
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time set aside to recognize the rich culture and important contributions of Native American people. Justin encourages his colleagues to seek out ways to personally experience Native American culture, not just read about it. “To truly learn about Native people and culture, go out and experience it!” Justin said. “Eat fry bread. Attend a local powwow (even digitally). Listen to Native music.”
Check out our Q&A with Justin: