American Indian Students in Montana are dropping out at rates much lower in the past, but are still greater than the rest of the student population. Students may have several reasons for why traditional schools are not for them, other than attendance or academic difficulty. Schools and educators need to be aware if students are dropping out, or are being pushed out by small daily occurrences they face, but may not be able to articulate in why schools may feel like a hostile and unwelcoming environment, even to the hardest working students.  To the right are some resources schools may use to develop a deeper understanding of the types of microagressions American Indians and students of color face, and strategies to combat, so that all students can learn and be successful.