American Indian Educator Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Henrietta Mann, Professor Emeritus in Native American studies at Montana State University, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Indian Education Association.

Among other education advocacy efforts, Mann is working to raise $10 million for a Native American Studies Center at MSU, $2 million of which will be targeted for scholarships for American Indian students.

“This award is a grand affirmation of the many, many years, actually about half my life, which I have spent in the trenches of Indian education just doing a job,” Mann stated in a press release. “It is especially heart-warming that this is coming at a time in my life when I can still enjoy it and all that it means, and that I have been selected from among the many who continue to labor on behalf of Indian students.”

Mann is currently on leave from MSU and serving as the inaugural president of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College in Weatherford, Okla.

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