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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Team Montana Blackfeet


Leaders
Nick Nelson, Trevor Cutlip, Kristin Lydon

ParticipantsJack Sardana, Jack Azzopardi, Jasmine Berger, Juliette Cutler, Kirk Young, Marius Josanu, Nicholas Maguire, Nicholas Mounts, Noah Negri, Vincent Alvarez

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Our decisions about dress code are quite simple—we are guests in our host communities, not tourists. We work with elders, nonprofit leaders in their professional settings, indigenous communities that abide by conservative attire, members of religious and spiritual groups, and others whose cultural and professional beliefs abide by conservative and appropriate attire.