Tribal Education Department National Assembly

Sovereignty Serving Students

309 NW 13th St.
Oklahoma City, OK, 73103

Education: Associates of Arts in Early Childhood, Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Montana State University Billings (Formerly Eastern Montana College) at Billings, Montana Masters in Elementary Administration from the New Mexico State University at Las Cruses, New Mexico

          Norma, presently, is the Director of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Education Department at Lame Deer, Montana. She has been a class room teacher’s aide, 4th grade teacher, Title IV Director, Curriculum Specialist and an Elementary Principal. In 2000, she was elected to the Montana State Legislature for House District 41 and served for eight years where she was instrumental in the implementation of Indian Education for all in the State of Montana. Presently, Norma is the Chair of the Montana Advisory Council for Indian Education, Chair of the Montana Committee on Civil rights, on Board of Directors for the Indian Law Resource Center, Helena, Montana and on the Board for the Tribal Education Department National Assembly.

          Norma is a strong advocate for improving Indian Education at the state and national level.