Celina C. Gray, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Salish Kootenai College
Tribal Public Policy
Celina, mother of three-year-old twins, is a Blackfeet & Little Shell Chippewa student studying wildlife and fisheries at Salish Kootenai College (SKC) in Montana. Celina aspires to be an integral part of changes to the ways that tribes view, manage, and restore their natural resources. Exposing Native youth to science while interlacing cultural values supports this goal. Celina’s current fellowship uses traditional ecological knowledge and modern science applications to explain ecological relationships between bear foraging and tribal harvest of huckleberries on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. Active in The Wildlife and Ecological Societies of America, Celina is president and founder of the diversity in ecology student group “SEEDS” at SKC.