She has long dark hair that even Rapunzel would envy. Her voice is stern yet soft when she speaks to students.
The tattoos on her wrists are usually in plain sight but are now peeking out from under her sleeves. Her right wrist is inked with the words “For my people.” Her left wrist is inked “For my family.”
Krystal Two Bulls is a 26-year-old Oglala Lakota woman who received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Montana. Two Bulls is among the few Native American mentors for Native American students on campus.
College can be a maze for any student with each twist and turn representing a new course or major that could lead a student into frustration. This is especially true for minority students, who might have to adapt to an entirely new environment if they want to succeed.
This is where Salena Hill comes in.
MISSOULA — University of Montana’s President Engstrom announced that the Montana University system’s board of regents has proclaimed the fourth Friday of September, American Indian Heritage Day, at campuses across the state.
Academic and Native American Program Liaison Salena Beaumont Hill said the campus in Missoula has celebrated this day for years but is pleased with the board of regent’s decision.