Gov. Gianforte Proclaims Today Earl J. Barlow Day
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today proclaimed June 2, 2021, Earl J. Barlow Day.
“June 2 is recognized as Earl J. Barlow Day, which celebrates his extensive, meaningful lifelong accomplishments to strengthen Indian Education in the State of Montana and throughout the United States,” Gov. Gianforte wrote in the proclamation. “[We] continue to recognize his lifetime of dedication toward enhancing Indian Education, Native American Rights, and for providing an endless source of knowledge and wisdom to future generations.”
Born on June 2, 1927 on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Earl J. Barlow dedicated his life to serving his fellow Montanans and Americans. Upon graduating from Browning High School in 1944, Barlow enlisted in the United States Army during World War II and was later honorably discharged.
After graduating with honors with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from the Montana State Normal College and a Master of Education from the University of Montana, Barlow began his education career in Hot Springs, Montana on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Throughout the years, Barlow served in many different posts, including superintendent of various school districts and as Director of the Office of Indian Education at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.
Earl J. Barlow Day celebrates Barlow’s lifetime of dedication toward enhancing Indian Education, Native American Rights, and for providing an endless source of knowledge and wisdom to future generations.
Read the full proclamation here.