Denise Juneau (born April 5, 1967) (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Montana, who served as the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2009 to 2017. She is a Democrat and the first female American Indian elected to statewide office in the United States. She is a descendant of the Blackfeet Tribe. On November 4, 2015, Juneau announced her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in the 2016 congressional election. Juneau was defeated by incumbent Republican Ryan Zinke in the 2016 general election.