Speaker: Julie Cajune, Executive Director of the Center for American Indian Policy and Applied Research at Salish Kootenai College
Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Hager Auditorium, Museum of the Rockies
Title: The World Is Asking: Give a Courageous Answer
Sponsoring department: Native American Studies
Summary: Julie Cajune, Executive Director of the Center for American Indian Policy and Applied Research at Salish Kootenai College, will present the Native American Studies 2013 Phyllis Berger lecture.
About the speaker: Julie Cajune, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, has been working in education for 19 years. A former classroom teacher, Cajune has worked on culturally responsive educational materials for the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Montana Historical Society and numerous other entities. She recently completed a three-year project developing tribal history materials that was funded by the Montana State Legislature. After working at Nkwusm, the Salish Language Revitalization Institute, as the Director of Development and Teacher Supervisor for a year, Cajune was awarded a $1.4 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to continue work on the development and publication of tribal history materials. The Kellogg grant is based at Salish Kootenai College. In 2002, she received the Milken National Educator Award. In fall of 2009, Utne Reader listed Cajune as one of 50 visionaries who are changing our world.