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.


Indian Education Staff

Joan Franke, Administrative Assistant                               

(406) 444-3694

Mike Jetty, Indian Education Specialist                              

(406) 444-0720

Michelle Mitchell, Unit Director, Indian Student Achievement

(406) 444-0708

Stephen Morsette, Indian Education Specialist                  

(406) 444-0754

Jennifer Stadum, Indian Education Specialist                     

(406) 444-0725

Donnie Wetzel, American Indian Youth Development


(406) 444-4527




Indian art