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).

Featured Resource

2017 Montana American Indian Student Achievement Data Report

The new 2017 Achievement Report is available to view and download here. 

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 

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  • Have an IEFA project you have been dreaming of, and wondering how to fund your idea?
  • Know your school could benefit from school-wide PIR on Indian Education, and, with funding, you could organize an exciting event?

The K-12 IEFA 2018-2019 Grant will open soon! Please contact Mike Jetty, 406-444-0720, or Jennifer Stadum, 406-444-0725, to discuss your idea and receive the link for the application. All applicants must first speak with OPI Indian Education prior to submission to ensure program success.

Grant awards are available in a range of approximately $1,000-$12,000 for each project, depending upon the scope of the proposal. There will be a limited number of grants awarded. Priority points will be awarded for proposals containing activities that occur throughout the school year, school-wide or district-wide professional development that includes school and/or district administrators, and a timeline reflecting pre-planning and organization efforts.

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Indian Education Youth Conferences 2018


May 7 - 8, 2018 - Browning High School

Contact Don Wetzel at 406-444-4527 regarding any questions. 

Click here to register


Indian Education Staff

Mandy Smoker Broaddus, Indian Education Director                

(406) 444-3013

Joan Franke, Administrative Assistant                               

(406) 444-3694

Donnie Wetzel, American Indian Youth Development


(406) 444-4527

Mike Jetty, Indian Education Specialist                              

(406) 444-0720

Jennifer Stadum, Indian Education Specialist                     

(406) 444-0725

Stephen Morsette, Indian Education Specialist                  

(406) 444-0754

Michelle Mitchell, Indian Student Achievement Specialist

(406) 444-0708




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