Welcome to the Elk River Writing Project's site for K-16 teacher professional development opportunities based at Montana State University Billings. These opportunities are based on ERWP's unique focus on best literacy practices across all content areas, Indian Education for All, and place-based education.
Elk River Mission Statement
Elk River Writing Project is a community of educators dedicated to outreach professional growth, and promising practices. We are committed to culturally-relevant education, which includes Indian Education for All, authentic student voice, place-based learning, and social justice.
Why Elk River?
Elk River is the name Montana tribes use for the Yellowstone. Here are some examples:
Iichliilikaashaashe – Apsaalooke (Crow) Moʔéhe-óʔheʔe – Tsetsêhesêstâhase, So'taahe (Northern Cheyenne)
Otahkoiitahtaa – Pikuni (Blackfeet) Ilwɔsiih Niicaah – A'aninin (White Clay/Gros Ventre)
Apply Now! Summer Programs
Tami Haaland, Department Chair of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages at Montana State University Billings
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