Carmen Bullshoe Marceau Visits Colgate

Aug 15th, 1998 | By | Category: 10-1: Teaching Math and Science, Tribal College News

Carmen Bullshoe Marceau spoke at a gathering of students and faculty at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, on April 9, 1998. Marceau is the director of teacher training at Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Mont. This was an opportunity for upstate New Yorkers to learn about Marceau’s educational experiences and work. Marceau spoke about “Education among the Blackfeet,” drawing upon memories of her own childhood and schooling, both on and off the reservation. She also offered an account of her 35 years as a teacher, guidance counselor, and school administrator working with Native American children. Marceau rounded out her talk with a discussion about teacher education and other programs at Blackfeet Community College.

In addition to the formal presentation, the Colgate community had informal opportunities to meet with Professor Marceau and her daughter, Janet Guardipee, also an educator on the Blackfeet Reservation, who accompanied her on the trip. Marceau’s visit was arranged in conjunction with a class on the “History of Native American Education,” taught by Amy Schutt, assistant professor of education. Colgate plans to continue the relationship with Blackfeet Community College and the Blackfeet Tribe.

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