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July 10th- “You want how many flowers made?”

Morning Message by Robin: “The days pass by slowly, but the years pass by fast.” The hours of a day may pass by slowly, always wishing to be somewhere else, worry about what still remains to be done.  Suddenly, one morning you awake and wonder where the years have gone.  Please remember to use the hours […]

Blackfeet Reservation Volunteer Learns about Natural Remedies in Time for Healing

Blackfeet reservation volunteers learn about plants

  by Blackfeet Reservation Volunteer Kelsey It so happened that the morning I wake up with a sore throat and stuffy nose is the same day we go visit the Blackfeet “medicine woman” in Browning. But more about that later. I slowly got out of bed, falling a few steps behind the rest of the […]

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Father and Daughter Serve Others on the Blackfeet Reservation

serving others Blackfeet Reservation

Global Volunteer and father, Mark, describes serving others on the Blackfeet Reservation with his daughter. This morning when the daily volunteer projects were assigned, we got the word that our help was needed in the town of Babb. Tai asked me to get her lunch together while she gathered her work clothes. I hastily packed two […]

June 4th, 2012 Browning, Montana, The Blackfeet Reservation

by Miriam After breakfast and a group meeting, we headed over to Blackfeet Community College (BCC) to meet with members of the community who wanted to request our assistance. These people included Smokey Henrickson (the buildings manager), Wilbert Fish (in charge of the geodome/greenhouse and Blackfeet herbology), Rachel and Kelley from Americorps, Sherri Breneman-Kipp (in […]

Aug 11 – Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

by Melissa Today started out much differently for me than yesterday. As I headed to Heart Butte for Youth Day yesterday, I knew that I was headed to my heart work – kids. Others seemed uncertain of whether there would be enough work in Heart Butte. Not me. I knew that I just needed one […]

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Keep an open mind as a Global Volunteer

by Melanie Working as a Global Volunteer can be as much about helping yourself as it is helping others. You might learn a new openness that changes your perspective, and your beliefs in your own possibilities. For instance, you might need to keep an open mind when you get up at 6AM to take a shower, […]

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“People Just Like You”

by Melissa My children have a book about the kids around the world. The message of the book is that “there are kids all around the world just like you.” Seattle, WA and Browning, MT are not a world apart in distance; they may seem like a world apart in other ways. In fact, what […]

June 29 – Settling into a Daily Routine- Montana

Today our team split up into four work groups. Ally worked at the Blackfeet Community College library, where she continued cataloguing and helping the librarian with whatever she needed. Hannah, Tee, Sam and Leah went to the Care Center to continue scraping and painting the outside walls and assembling picnic tables for the residents. As […]

Discoveries of the Social and the Natural Kind – Montana

Going to Sunday services in a strange place seemed incredibly daunting at first today. We entered the Methodist Church, and the protective shell I had was shattered immediately as a woman came up to us with a big smile and welcomed us. We sat down and I took in the surroundings. There were between five […]

June 28 – First Impressions of the Rez in Montana

Driving into the outskirts of Browning, we noted what appeared to be an encampment of tipis and tents in the middle of a field. Michele, our team leader, explained that it was a Sundance — an annual four to five-day ceremony held by the Yellow Kidney family. Because of Michele’s relationship with the family and […]