Project Coordinator

TaNeel Filesteel

TaNeel Filesteel represents the Aaniih and Nakoda Tribes of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and Apsaalooke of the Crow Nation in Montana. TaNeel is a student at Salish Kootenai College majoring in Tribal Governance and Administration and previously attended the Pennsylvania State University majoring in Political Science and Economics. Filesteel has garnered an impressive list of accomplishments and attributes her early success to her family’s dedication to education and cultural value. In 2017 Filesteel was appointed to serve as the Deputy Prosecutor for the Fort Belknap Tribal Government, a position she continues to occupy until she attends Law School in the fall of 2020. She recently worked as the Regional Organizing Coordinator for the Montana Democratic Party, where she organized the Native Vote on the Fort Belknap and Flathead Reservations in the 2018 mid-term election cycle. In 2015, Filesteel was elected to serve a two-year term for the National Indian Education Association as the Student Board of Director. She has interned with many well-known institutions like Harvard University Native American Program and the Department of Health and Human Services. It is her resume of leadership and opportunity that brings Filesteel to be working with the National American Indigenous Business Leaders as the Indigenous Scholars Program Coordinator.