June 10th – Blackfeet Reservation in Montana

by AliceView in Montana

We gathered after Sunday breakfast for our orientation. Our team leader, Phyllis provided an overview of the program and went over Global Volunteers’ philosophy of service and objectives. Our team consists of 11 individuals representing AZ, CA, PA, MA, MN, WA and the UK. We all introduced ourselves and developed the group’s goals and attributes.

In the afternoon we took a casual drive through the Blackfeet Reservation, viewing herds of cattle, horses, and buffalo. Our drive took us through beautiful rolling prairie, and the snow covered mountains were seen to the west of us. For dinner we enjoyed a delicious home cooked chicken dinner, complete with squash, carrots, potatoes and celery. After dinner we enjoyed a discussion with Bob Tailfeathers, a local Blackfeet Indian who helped us better understand the Blackfeet culture. He also shared his beautiful quill jewelry and sketches. After viewing a thought-provoking and entertaining video on the Blackfeet culture, we went to bed anticipating what the next day will bring.

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