Montana American Indian Student Scholars

The Commissioner sought liaisons in each of the MUS campuses to identify currently enrolled American Indian students for a unique pilot designed to provide support for American Indian students and their families. Each of the MUS and Community College campuses submitted names for program liaisons.

City College - MSU-Billings

Waylon McKay

  My name is Waylon I was born in Browning Mt on the Blackfeet Reservation. I lived in Browning all my life until I was 15 years old, I was a freshman in high school at the time my sophomore year in high school is when I moved to Worden Mt and attended Huntley Project High school then Graduated in the year 2016 that fallowing year I attended MSU Bozeman and Completed my Freshman year there.
Delmyrna Spotted Horse  

Hello, my name is Delmyrna Spotted Horse and I am a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana. I am both Crow and Cree. I have two amazing daughters who I would do absolutely anything for.  I have three Associate of Science degrees in Pre-Nursing, Community Health, and Environmental Health completed at Little Big Horn College.  Currently, I am in my first year in the Radiologic Technology program at City College and I commute from Crow daily.  When not in school or at my job, I spend my time with my beautiful daughters!  Teaching my girls to hunt and fish is something we really enjoy as a family.


University of Montana

Valene TalksDifferent   Nahaah (hello), My Name is Valene TalksDifferent and I am a part of the White Clay tribe of Fort Belknap, Montana.  I was raised on the Fort Belknap Indian reservation and attended Harlem High School.  After I graduated high school, I came to attend the University of Montana. I am double majoring in Community Health and Prevention Sciences and Native American studies.  I am currently a member of the Kyiyo Native American Student Association and I am an office assistant for AISS.  Despite being away from home, I still maintain my Native American culture and traditions by continuing to practice my culture throughout my education.  I am also a fancy shawl dancer and attend various different powwows.  My favorite quote, which can be as meaningful if put enough thought into it, is “life is what you make it.”
Brettney Hunter  

Gum-yu (Hello), My name is Brittney Hunter I am Hopi and Hualapai of Arizona. I was raised in Northern California until I left to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder where I studied Environmental and Ethnic Studies. I attended Missoula College in 2015 where I earned my Associates of Arts in General Studies. I am currently a Trio mentor, a math and science tutor, and a Gear-Up Mentor for AISS. I am a Neuroscience Major and Psychology Minor. I am a mother of three young children. My spouse and I both attend college while maintaining to travel to powwows where I participate as a Women’s Traditional Dancer and Back-Up singer. One of my favorite inspirational quotes is "Life is a fight for territory and once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don't want will automatically take over." ~Les Brown. Therefore, never stop striving and progressing towards your dreams!

Chase Comes At Night  

Hello my name is Chase Come At Night. I am enrolled Blackfeet. I am currently in my first year at the University of Montana. I am currently majoring in Political Science. My hobbies are playing stickgame, running, dancing, and fishing. I plan on attending Law School after receiving my bachelors. Three fun facts about myself; 1. I love PIZZA. 2. I grew up in Billings, Montana. 3. I really enjoy traveling.

Dominique Nault  

My name is Dominique Nault and I am an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree tribe on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation. I am currently a senior majoring in Environmental Studies with a double minor in Climate Change Studies and Journalism. I have studied abroad in Vietnam at the University of Can Tho. I am also a part of the American Indian Business Leaders student group which is an organization that helps promote entrepreneurship in Indian Country.


The University of Montana Western

Emanuelle LaChance  

Xest sxlxalt (Good day). My name is Emanuelle LaChance and I am a student at the University of Montana Western. I am an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. I also identify as Lower Brulé Lakota. My major is Secondary Education English and I plan to minor in Native American Studies. Once graduated, I plan on attending the Peace Corps for a few years to teach. I am the president of the Multi-Cultural Club on campus. I strive to embrace and teach others about my own culture and learning about others.

Micah Bisbee  

My name is Micah Bisbee, I am an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe. I’m a senior here atthe University of Montana Western. My major is Interdisciplinary Social Science, and my minors are: Sociology, Anthropology, and American History. I love UMW so much and the energy here is amazing!


Great Falls College MSU

Terra Goss  


Gary Trotchie  


Charmaine Engum  





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