ECWC: Within Tribal Relations and Resiliency, we have now established an Elder and Cultural Wisdom Council. As we embark in new ways of indigenous inclusion in our work, those that have earned the right to teach these lessons, our Elders, are needed to guide us. This council is powerful and wise as they hold multiple doctorates in land base education, language and holistic knowledge of life for our youth.

RISE: Looking at another RISE virtual Conference in April 2022!


RISE 2021 Virtual Conference


This conference was held on April 29th, 2021 and had 53 youth participants as well as guest speakers that included 9 tribal leaders from across the state of Montana and additionally our superintendent Elsie Arntzen. The success of this conference is largely credited to it’s youth leaders who facilitated and contributed to its execution.

RISE Virtual Conference Flyer




Hays Lodge Pole Schools

Native American Week Celebration
September 2020