Welcome


Welcome to our new Indian Education page. We are currently working to update all of our Indian Education resources and will be continually updating our site with new and improved Indian Education resources.  Please check back often.  

 

 

If you are looking for a specific IEFA resource and cannot locate it, please contact Joan Franke (406-444-3694). 

About Us


The goal of the Indian Education Division is to assist in the successful implementation of the Indian Education for All Act (MCA 20-1-501) and to work to close the achievement gap for American Indian students in Montana.

Implementation of Indian Education for All is achieved through professional development, grants to local schools, funding to regional education providers and other partners, and through the development and publication of material and resources for K-12 public schools.

The Indian Education Division works with schools on Indian Student Achievement through state funding and federal funding. This is accomplished through grants, professional development, pilot projects and technical assistance to individual schools.

 


Hot Topics


 
13th Annual Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference - March 2 - 3, 2019 - Carroll College, Helena, MT
Registration is now open.  Access the on-line registration form here. Invoices will be sent later - do not pay registration at this time.

 

Best Practices Agenda at a Glance

   Best Practices Complete Program

 
Indian Education for All Advocacy Award
The Indian Education for All Unit of the Office of Public Instruction is soliciting nominations for an important opportunity - the 8th Advocacy Award for Excellence in Indian Education for All, in honor of one of Montana's finest educators, Teresa Veltkamp. Teresa was a classroom teacher and Indian Education Specialist at the office of Public Instruction who was passionate and inspirational in her efforts to ensure and support the highest levels of implementation of Indian Education for All (IEFA) in Montana.
Please give consideration to this opportunity to acknowledge and honor an outstanding educator's efforts in the promotion of and steadfast support for IEFA. The nominee should be an exceptionally skillful, dedicated teacher who has earned the respect of students and colleagues. The award will be presented during the 13th Annual IEFA Best Practices Conference Cultural Continuum, Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Carroll College, Helena, Montana.
For the nomination form, go to:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNmp9Tv1a97iQ5qsWn--hkzvN6V1_xjehB3weZfJPjAM4tRA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
Please note that incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered.

Previous Years' Winners


Worlds Apart But Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All - Date: June 9-15, 2019  Location: Billings, Montana 
Click here for workshop details
Click here to apply

New Resource from the National Museum of the American Indian

 

 


Indian Education Staff


Joan Franke, Administrative Assistant                               

(406) 444-3694

Zach Hawkins, Unit Director, Indian Education for All

(406) 444-0708

Mike Jetty, Indian Education Specialist                              

(406) 444-0720

Michelle Mitchell, Unit Director, Indian Student Achievement

(406) 444-3013

Stephen Morsette, Indian Education Specialist                  

(406) 444-0754

Jennifer Stadum, Indian Education Specialist                     

(406) 444-0725

Donnie Wetzel, American Indian Youth Development

Coordinator                                                                        

(406) 444-4527

 

 

 

Indian art