Dull Knife Honors EditorNov 15th, 1996 | By tcj | Category: 8-3: Ceremony, Tribal College News
Not long ago, Northern Cheyenne people received their news via the camp crier. Today news travels by radio, telephone, newspapers, and television. Good communication depends upon an astute and committed editor, an individual who serves as the community conscience for what is printed or aired, and who perpetuates the truth, according to Bill Wertman, vice president for student affairs at the college. Kathy Beartusk, the editor of the Dull Knife Memorial College Bulletin, fulfills all these qualifications, he says.
Beartusk is a direct descendant of Chief Dull Knife, the namesake of the college. A graduate of DKMC, she has been employed at the college in southern Montana for 14 years working in student services and most recently as administrative secretary for the vice president of academic affairs. She has also been a part-time instructor in computer courses and served as a mentor and trouble shooter for computer neophytes.
For four years, she has been the “heart and soul” of the DKMC Bulletin, a monthly newsletter, according to Wertman. She is responsible for not only editing and writing but also layout, photo scanning, artwork, proofing, printing, compiling, folding, and distribution.