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Julie Cajune

Julie Cajune (MT '02)

Director of the Education Department

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Pablo, MT

At the time of the Award, Julie Cajune was:

Indian Education Director
Ronan Public Schools
Ronan, MT

Biographical Information

Indian Education Coordinator Julie Cajune has helped Ronan Public Schools on the Flathead Reservation in Ronan become a leader in Indian education. As a product of the reservation herself, Miss Cajune has worked to improve fellow educators' attitudes about the nature of the Indian content in their curricula. Previously, as the first-ever curriculum coordinator for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Miss Cajune played a key role in creating the annual "Flathead Reservation PIR (Pupil Instruction-Related) Day," uniting more than 400 reservation teachers to learn about issues and themes in Indian education. Miss Cajune helped create the teacher training program at nearby Salish Kootenai College, and is now collaborating with the college on the first Indian dropout prevention program of its kind in Montana. A highly sought-after presenter, she is a board member of the Montana-Wyoming Indian Education Association and the Montana Committee for the Humanities.

Related Connections

Article: Teaching American Indian Histories

Milestone: Julie Cajune (MT '02) Completes Tribal History Project

Julie Cajune In The News

Remembering the Songs
Arizona Public Media  |  May 03, 2012  |  Tucson, AZ

Additional Information


1991 Universtiy of Montana - Dillion, B.S.