james parker shield
Little Shell Chippewa
Shield was the first Native American to serve on the staff of the Montana Governor’s Office. He also was appointed by the Governor as State Coordinator of Indian Affairs. Shield also served as a staff member for a Montana congressman. He directed a number of Native American programs, published a state-wide magazine, “Native Montana”, and co-hosted Montana’s first Native television program, “Indian Country”. Shield was the first Native to write a regular column for a major newspaper in Montana.