2016 Rose Nolan Scholarship winner Montana Cardinal is a member of Bigstone Cree Nation in Alberta.
Montana will be entering her third year in the Faculty of Law/indigenous Legal Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. Montana began her post-secondary schooling at Grant MacEwan University in 2012 with a Fine Art Diploma and continued her studies at the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Native Studies. She also completed a certificate in Aborginal Governance and Partnership.
In addition to her studies, Montana is a very active member of the Indigenous Law Students Association and volunteers her time with teaching her class mates beading skills and makes up gifts for guest speakers.