Muskadee L. Montano is a Coordinator for the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies in the Department of Social Work. She is responsible for the recruitment, support and tracking of all child welfare scholars. She also works with other Center staff to develop and enhance existing child welfare curriculum. She began working for American Indian Projects part time in the fall of 2005 as an assistant and was hired on as a coordinator for American Indian Projects in October of 2006, transitioning to her current position with the Center in August of 2008. She has also served as an instructor for the department and has taught the following courses: Addressing Alcohol Related Problems in Social Work Practice, American Indians and Social Policy, and Health in American Indian Communities.
Muskadee holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Gogebic Community College, a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Northern Michigan University, and a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She has done professional work in the substance abuse and education fields. Her professional areas of interest include chemical dependency, mental health, youth resiliency and program administration.
Muskadee is an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe. She resides in Duluth. When not working, Muskadee enjoys spending time with family, attending powwows, and participating in other cultural events.