Buffalo Nations: History and Revitalization of the American Bison




Yellowstone National Park, near Gardiner, MT


August 2-8, 2023; August 9-15, 2023


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience


406-650-0647; 406-768-5555

The new Buffalo Nations Landmarks program recognizes the importance—for all people—of revitalization of relationships between Buffalo Nations, the American Bison (i.e., “buffalo”), and the lands within and surrounding Yellowstone National Park (YNP). The program will prepare two groups of K-12 educators from across the U.S. to implement curriculum focusing on history and revitalization of the buffalo as situated within the histories, geographies, and contemporary knowledges of Indigenous Nations.

Project Director(s)

Roxann Smith; Christine Stanton; Elizabeth Bird; Alexei Desmarais; Jill Falcon Ramaker

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Jason Baldes; Helen J. Augare Carlson; Shane Doyle; Laura Ferguson; Chris Geremia; Mike Jetty; Dennis Jorgensen; Robert McAnally; Kay Ann Miller; Bill Stockton

Grantee Institution

Fort Peck Community College

Funded through the Division of Education Programs