Mandy Smoker Broaddus

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Leader, Native & Culturally Responsive Education

Mandy is motivated in her work to seek greater justice, equity, inclusivity, and cultural responsiveness in schools and classrooms. She is passionate about furthering educational self-determination, effective Tribal consultation, incorporating accurate and authentic content about American Indians and Alaska Natives in curriculum, building systems that support the whole child and their families, and language revitalization efforts.

Over her 20 years in education, Mandy has served in the K–12, Tribal college, and state education department levels. Mandy was the director of Indian education for the state of Montana for 10 years. She currently serves on the National Advisory Council on Indian Education.


  • American Indian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles graduate school
  • English, University of Colorado graduate school
  • Education/English, Pepperdine University
  • Fine Arts/Creative Writing, University of Montana

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Mandy Smoker Broaddus

Areas of Expertise

  • Culturally responsive/sustaining education
  • Tribal consultation
  • Equitable learning systems
  • Trauma-informed learning environments

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Supporting Tribal College Student Success with Data

Education Northwest partnered with Stone Child College to help them better understand the educational and career outcomes its students, many of whom are members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, experienced after they left the school.