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 to the e-mail provided.


Best Practices Agenda at a Glance

   Best Practices Complete Program

Indian Education for All Advocacy Award
The Advocacy Award nomination process is now closed.
The award will be presented during the 13th Annual IEFA Best Practices Conference Cultural Continuum, Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Carroll College, Helena, Montana.
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
International Traditional Games Clinics 2019 – Click here for more information - Date: June 24 - 28, 2019 at Great Falls College-MSU

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


(406) 444-4527




Indian art