Morris K. Udall and John S. McCain III
Native American Graduate Fellowship in Tribal Policy

Meet Our Fellows

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Amy Stiffarm, Gros-Ventre, Fort Belknap Indian Community
University of North Dakota

Amy Stiffarm is a member of the Aaniiih (White Clay) Tribe of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana. She also is a descendant of the Chippewa Cree and Blackfeet Tribes of Montana. Her ceremonial name is ‘MAHS-KWAH KAH-WI-CHE-WAH-T’, which translates from the Cree language to English as ‘Goes With the Bear Spirit’. Amy is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Indigenous Health at the University of North Dakota. She is focusing her work on Maternal Mental Health issues in American Indian communities. After graduating, Amy plans to continue to work with Tribes on research projects related to Indigenous health, pregnancy, and motherhood. Amy currently lives on the Flathead Reservation in Polson, MT. In her spare time, Amy enjoys having fun with her daughters, Tahmya (7) and Kisiah (4).

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Amy Stiffarm Gros-Ventre, Fort Belknap Indian Community
Kristyn Yepa Pueblo of Jemez
Todd Phelps Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation