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Meet the Artist,

Walk down a trail of color, stories and heritage with Monte Yellow Bird. 
He will guide your students down this vibrant trail to new discoveries, creativity and self exploration using the springboard of art and culture, weaving together golden threads of history, math and science and trimming it with character building and healthy choices.  As you trot down this trail together, he will invite you to share your accomplishments and set new goals as you compose visual art projects such as Mud Ponies, Warrior Shields, Ledger Art and Winter Counts.  "If you’re going to shine, shine brightly", Mr. Yellow Bird’s coined phrase, is just what you will be doing as you exchange gifts while respecting and supporting one another.
I tailor my programs to meet the individual needs or concerns of the schools, as well as connect it to themes or units teachers may be covering in other core subject areas, reaching specific Benchmarks.  I also offer fantastic team-building workshops for teachers. 

600 students attended Fort Totten Days, Fort Totten ND
"Our district is far richer after your visit and your work with our students and teachers....We have a fairly experienced teaching staff. They have seen and experienced a lot of workshops. They simply raved about your work with their students. Again, thank you so much for your work here. You made a real impact."
- Paul Ritter, Fine Arts Coordinator for Missoula schools

"I'm going to study harder in school because I've realized how important education is." - 11th grade student, Fargo ND


To provide high quality art education to a wide range of audiences while creating an environment conducive to learning, where individuals feel safe to take and share a historical, personal and visual journey through self expression.

"Your programs are priceless!"    ~Art Teacher,
Bridger Alternative High school, Bozeman MT

  1. Increase the participants' knowledge and understanding of their identity.
  2. Focus on creating an awareness and aesthetical appreciation of the arts
  3. Provide an interactive, hands-on, stimulating environment which inspires the individual to explore and create
  4. Enhance students' imagination and develop self awareness.
Who Benefits?
  • Educational school systems
  • At-risk students
  • Students with Special Needs
  • Communities
  • Teachers continuing education
  • Corporate systems
K- 12, Teachers, Universities and Corporations


Providing educational programs since 2004, Monte holds more than 30 years of experience working with children.  He incorporates the Boys Town Behavior Modification Model.  Monte served as a cultural consultant for the Native American students and staff at Boys Town in Nebraska and is trained in their model.
  • At- risk students
  • Native American Residential Schools, Tribal / Reservation schools
  • Public Schools, K-12
  • Alternative school systems
  • Corrections, Job Corps
  • TRIO programs/ Upward Bound at University  Systems
  • Canadian Educational Reserve systems
  • Boy’s Town – Boy’s Town, Nebraska
  • Home-Based Behavioral Support
Workshop vs. Artist-in-Residence
Workshop: 1-3 days
Artist Residence: 4 days - 1 year

NDSU Native Waters Teacher Continuing Education Warrior Shield Workshop

Art Councils:

Monte is on the roster of artists with Montana, North and South Dakota Art Councils, where grants can be accessed.  His profile can be seen by clicking on the following:


Montana Arts Council

Let us know how we can better assist you in determining programs best suitable to your students as well as scheduling your fine art programs today.  To request a packet of materials or inquire of prices, email Monte @
Spring 2008 Educational Tour was dedicated to our sister, Brenda Henry "Rock Woman"- Asinii-Kwe departed April 3, 2008
Brenda Henry Rock Woman- Asinii-Kwe

"These Little ones are our future, always remember to never hit or abuse them, but instead teach and love them...for they are gifts from the Creator"  Brenda, a kind, humble, loving spiritual leader & educator, she will be missed by all!!


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