Earlier this month, former NARF Board Chair Evelyn Stevenson walked on. Evelyn touched many lives throughout her lifetime, and she will be greatly missed. Evelyn’s strong and passionate advocacy for Indian people and tribal sovereignty will continue to ripple forward through those she mentored, mothered, and assisted in a multitude of ways. Evelyn’s obituary paints a vivid picture of her generosity, dedication, determination, diverse interests, and sense of humor. As noted by her son, Craig Stevenson, Evelyn was a strong supporter of education in the broadest sense possible.
Building on Evelyn’s recognition that education can be a powerful tool for protecting, preserving, and promoting the vast array of components associated with tribal sovereignty, a scholarship has been established in her memory at the Salish Kootenai College. Individuals wishing to honor Evelyn Stevenson by donating to this scholarship should contact the SKC Foundation online, by phone at (406) 275-4983, or by mail at P.O. Box 70, Pablo, Montana 59855.More blog posts