Adele Martin: Adele was raised in the Mission Valley, and hails from the Post Creek area. She is an enrolled member of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Adele attended school in St.Ignatius, and recieved her teaching degree from Salish and Kootenai College. She has worked with children for the last 24 years, starting as an aide for the tribal Head Start Program, a paraprofessional for the St.Ignatius Schools, and, most recently as a teacher at the Nkwusm Salish Language Revitalization Institute. Adele lives in the Post Creek area, and raised her three children there. Adele's interests include beadwork, making moccasins, gathering plants, roots, and berries, and traditional Salish activities. Adele is an avid hunter and fisherwoman, and a huge sports fan, especially NBA.
Xest Sxalxel Wilhmina "Willie" Wright is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and is a long time resident of the beautiful Jocko Valley. Willie received a Masters of Education degree in Multi-Cultural/Bilingual Education from Eastern Montana College and has a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in History, Political Science, and Native America Studies. She was the recipient of the National Milken Foundation Teachers Award in 2000-2001. She has been teaching at the Arlee School since 1979, and has served on the Montana Indian Education Association Board, the Montana Advisory Council on Indian Education, Montana Education Association/American Federation of Teachers, and the Arlee Indian Education Association Committee.
Willie is strongly committed in her profession to the promotion of American Indian Education in the Arlee Public School and will continue to support the Indian Education for All Law, which states that Indian Education will be taught to all students in the state of Montana. Lemlemtc
Last Modified on June 23, 2015