Francine Mathias Dupuis is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and a lifelong resident of the Flathead Reservation. Francine has been active in Tribal affairs for many years and has a special interest in education. She helps run the family ranch and likes to attend Powwows whenever she can. She is a graduate of Salish Kootenai College with an Associate Degree. France has nine children and many grandchildren. Several of her children have attended Salish Kootenai College and she remains committed to the success of the College as she feels it is a wonderful opportunity for reservation residents.