As one of the first Native American teachers at Arlee High School in Arlee on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Wilhemina Wright has developed an interdisciplinary hands-on curriculum that teaches students not only about state and federal governments, but about Indian tribal government as well. During tribal elections, Ms. Wright has her students research the candidates and their positions and then pose questions to the candidates at a tribal forum. She teaches a class in the language of the Salish tribe, preserving cultural history and promoting tribal pride. A role model and an advocate for Indian students, Ms. Wright founded the Arlee Student Indian Club and helps many of her students go on to higher education. She is a board member of the Montana Advisory Council on Indian Education.
1977 University of Montana - Missoula, B.A.