Multicultural Committee Sponsored Speaker

The University of Montana Western’s Multicultural Committee has scheduled a special day of events for students culminating with a public lecture on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Lewis and Clark Room for Dr. Crystal Redgrave’s visit to the Montana Western campus.

Kmezena, (Dr. Crystal Redgrave), Ph.D. is “Wadopana (Canoe Paddler Natoka) from the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes” of the Fort Peck Nation. Redgrave has dedicated her life to serving Native American communities in the capacity as an educator. Over the years, she has been both an educator and administrator in various school districts throughout the United States.

Redgrave’s model of Native education encompasses the four states of learning (emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual). The model is framed around traditional values (love, honesty, bravery, humility, truth, and wisdom) and wrapped in the concepts of respect (respect for family, self, relatives, and all that exists). The model seeks to develop creative, collaborative, communicative, and analytical minds. Most importantly, the model is framed around the concept of family; how we are cared for and how we learn to care for others.

Schedule of events for Feb. 13, 2018:

  • ‪9:00 am – 10:00 am- Morning student lecture in the Lewis and Clark Room
  • ‪11:30 am  – 12:30 pm- Meeting and lunch with interested students in the Multicultural Room
  • ‪1:00 pm – 2:00 pm- Afternoon student lecture in the Lewis and Clark Room
  • ‪6:00 pm – 7:30 pm- Public evening lecture in the Lewis and Clark Room

For more information, please contact Professor Michael Francisconi by calling 406-683-7328 or email