D. J. Eagle Bear Vanas is a nationally acclaimed motivational speaker and author of Odawa Indian and Dutch descent. His experiences as a veteran Sun Dancer, captain in the U.S. Air Force, and business owner give him powerful insight into boosting performance and breaking through the barriers to success. One of the only Native American members of the National Speakers Association, D.J. owns Native Discovery Inc., a company dedicated to "building the warriors of tomorrow today". His clients include NASA, Hewlett-Packard, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and hundreds of Native American tribes, nations, and schools. D.J. and his wife, Arienne, live with their daughter, Gabrielle, in Colorado.