Community Service Projects

Montana Blackfeet I

 

 

28 Days | Summer 2018

Community Service Projects

Montana Blackfeet I

 

 

28 Days | Summer 2018
  • With elder Audrey, finished construction of a new 50-foot-long ramp with a midway platform, top platform, 90-degree turn, and 3-foot-tall railing throughout.

 

  • With Eva Cobell, removed an unused staircase and constructed a railing with pressure-treated lumber.

 

  • With Nolan Yellow Kidney, longtime contact for Blackfeet Reservation community service projects, assisted with the Sun Dance.
    • Gathered Aspen for the construction of the Sun Dance lodge.
    • Cut, chopped, and stacked firewood for four-day ceremony.
    • Helped distribute more than 250 meals at the end of the ceremony.
  • With the Blackfeet Land Trust,
    • Installed a 30-foot PVC drainage for the bunkhouse to replace existing, malfunctioning drainage.
    • Deconstructed a collapsing 15-by-30-foot ceiling in barn on property.
    • Cleared 200 pounds of trash.
    • Constructed 12-by-15-foot upper loft in the cleared-out barn.

 

  • With the Montana Conservation Corps assisted with invasive-species removal of invasives.
  • In partnership with the Community College Greenhouse,
    • Planted and watered 40 trees as a windbreak for the greenhouse lands.
    • Watered greenhouse plants and planted beets and kale.
    • Weeded and tilled 400 feet of garden bed.
    • Visited 150 homes around Browning to invite locals to the Greenhouse open house.

 

  • Visited over 100 homes to inform community members that children can eat for free at program sites.

 

  • Cleaned and landscaped the Starr School Community Center.

 

  • Assisted with general set-up for Youth Days at the start of Native American Indian Days.
    • Staffed the check-in station, grilled for hundreds of people, assisted with running a basketball tournament.

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