By Andi Bourne

Bartlett receives Teresa Veltkamp Advocacy Award for Excellence


April 18, 2019

Duane Schlabach

Patti Bartlett (center) with Indian Education Specialist Mike Jette and Unit Director IEFA Zach Hawkins in front of the capitol in Helena after receiving her award. Bartlett received a framed award, braid of sweetgrass and a science book about native plants called Braiding Sweetgrass.

HELENA – This past March, Seeley Lake Elementary junior high math and science teacher Patti Bartlett was among four other Montana educators that received the 2019 Teresa Veltkamp Advocacy Award for Excellence in Indian Education for All. She was recognized for her leadership, enthusiasm and scope of influence for the Indian Education for All program. While Barlett was honored by the award, she quickly pointed to others who help her incorporate native American education in her classroom.

There are seven reservations and 12 Indian Nations including one landless tribe in the state. Montana...

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