Marci McLean

Marci McLean

Indigenous Program Director


Core Values: Family, Respect, Honesty/Integrity, Happiness, Trust  

Marci McLean, Amskapi Piikani, also known as Istoowanii (Flies in the front), grew up on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana.  

Marci draws her strength and guidance from her Piikuni culture. She belongs to the Brave Dogs Society, the Comes from the Greenwood Burner Society, is a part of Thunder Pipe and Beaver Bundles, and is a member of the Piikuni Warrior Women’s Society. She earned an A.A. Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting and a Bachelors in Human Biology with a minor in Native American Studies.  

Marci’s passion is helping others to find their voice and build their leadership skills to lead movements and change. 

Current Favorites 

Word: Courage

Sound: The sounds of the Brave Dogs drumming and singing at night during our Okan

Book: Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown

Holiday: Third Thursday in November, because it’s a time we celebrate connection and community

Movie: Smoke Signals

Song: She’s Everything, by Brad Paisley

Montana Scene: Looking east toward the Rocky Mountains, with the sunset and the mountains as a backdrop behind the camp, with the tipi poles sitting in the forefront.