Henrietta Mann
Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal College
Professor Emeritus

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Dr. Henrietta Mann, Cheyenne, earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 1982. She was Director/Professor in Native American Studies at the University of Montana, Missoula for some 28 years. In 2000 she became the first individual to occupy the Katz Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at Montana State University, Bozeman where she is Professor Emerita, and was Special Assistant to the President from 2003-2016. She is the founding President of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College. In 1991, Rolling Stone Magazine named Dr. Mann as one of the ten leading professors in the nation. In 2008 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Indian Education Association. The College Board, Native American Student Advocacy Institute (NASAI) presented her with its first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. In 2017 she received a SPIRIT ALIGNED Legacy Leader Award as a carrier of indigenous community values, memory and wisdom from the Spirit Aligned Leadership Program, initially based in Akwesasne, New York, now located in Bozeman, Montana. She has served as Elder-in-Residence at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She currently is a Master Teacher to the Junior Apprentices of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Language Program in her homestate of Oklahoma.

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