A House bill making its way through the Legislature would revise a tuition waiver available to Native American students by expanding the program’s eligibility criteria so more people could qualify. Some state and education administrators are concerned about the financial cost of the waivers.
Author Archives: JoVonne Wagner
JoVonne Wagner is MTFP's Indigenous Legislative Fellow for 2023, a position created in collaboration with ICT (formerly Indian Country Today). A member of the Blackfeet Nation and a recent graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism, JoVonne interned two years with Buffalo’s Fire, an independent
online Indigenous news website. JoVonne also recently finished her student-instructor role with the Montana Media Lab — an arm of the UM School of Journalism that aims to educate Indigenous and rural Montana high school students on media literacy and audio storytelling. Contact JoVonne at