Harmony Spoonhunter, a hometown girl proving that with education comes success

by | Jan 6, 2020 11:35AM

Harmony Spoonhunter is the Eastern Shoshone Education Director. Harmony believes in education and is a perfect example of the benefits that come with it.

As I was growing up, my dad always told me to get an education and come back and help our people.

Harmony grew up in Ft. Washakie and loved the little community she called home. She always knew that one day she would be helping the people of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Always learning, always improving…Harmony does all she can to better serve and educate the place she calls home. Since 2011, Harmony has been the Eastern Shoshone Education Director. She develops youth programming and provides scholarships for the Eastern Shoshone people.

Harmony is available to assist students in registering for CWC-Wind River classes to give them a jump-start in college classes without having to travel to the main campus. Classes in English, Math, American Indian Studies, Arapaho Language and Biology are all available this spring at various locations on the Wind River Reservation.

A Science student herself, Spoonhunter majored in Biology for two years at Metro State in Denver and then transferred to Idaho State in Pocatello to pursue her bachelors.

While at Idaho State, she did an internship and discovered a new species of mice. The western jumping mouse is an inhabitant of mesic and montane habitats ranging from New Mexico and central California northward through most of western North America to southeastern Alaska and southern Yukon, Canada.

She graduated in 2002 with a degree in Biological Science and obtained her Masters in Computer Information/Information Systems, MCIS, (websites and programming) from Colorado State University, in May 2017.

“Having my education has really helped me, and I want to help others get their degrees too. It’s great to be able to go to college here, without leaving your home and your family,” Harmony said.

 

Call Harmony at 335-8000 for help registering for CWC Wind River classes,

or contact Marlin Spoonhunter at 851-7240 or Mark Nordeen at 855-2140.

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